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Nanaimo Bars

Yields1 Serving


For Crust Layer:
 ½ cup unsalted butter
 ¼ cup granulated sugar
 5 tbsp cocoa powder
 1 egg
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
 ½ cup toasted coconut
For Filling:
 ¼ cup unsalted butter
 2 cups powdered sugar
 2 tbsp instant vanilla pudding mix
 3 tbsp milk
For Frosting:
 ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
 1 tbsp unsalted butter
For Crust:

Grease 9-inch square pan.


Combine 1/2 cup butter, sugar, cocoa, beaten egg, and vanilla in medium saucepan. Stir over low heat until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat. Add cracker crumbs and coconut. Press evenly into bottom of prepared pan. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

For Filling:

In a large mixing bowl, cream together 1/4 cup butter, powdered sugar, and pudding mix. Add milk slowly while stirring. Mix until smooth. Spread evenly over bottom layer. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

For Frosting:

Melt chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon butter until smooth. Spread over middle layer. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until hardened.


Slice into bars and serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Store in refrigerator.