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Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars

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“I found this recipe on another website, but credit there was given to Kraft General Foods Canada Inc. These are a yummy variation on the classic Nanaimo Bar! I am guessing about prep and cooking (cooling) times.”
READY IN:
3hrs 15mins
SERVES:
16
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • BASE
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 12 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups graham wafer crumbs
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 12 cup chopped nuts (I use peanuts)
  • FILLING
  • 2 tablespoons custard powder
  • 14 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 12 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • ICING
  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  1. For the base:.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  3. Mix in sugar, vanilla and egg.
  4. Add graham crumbs, coconut and nuts.
  5. Press into 9 inch square pan (I line it with parchment paper).
  6. Chill.
  7. For the filling:.
  8. Using and electric mixer, beat together all filling ingredients.
  9. Spread over base.
  10. Chill.
  11. For the icing:.
  12. Melt chocolate with butter in saucepan on medium heat, 3 to 4 minutes, stirring until smooth.
  13. Spread over filling.
  14. Chill for about 10 minutes.
  15. Score into bars to make cutting easier.
  16. Chill until set (a few hours or overnight).
  17. Cut into bars.

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