Cappuccino Nanaimo Bars Recipe

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Servings: 12


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  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 5 Tbsp. cocoa pwdr
  • 1 x egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c. chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1 c. unsweetened grated coconut
  • 1/2 c. walnuts, toasted and minced Filling
  • 1/3 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. custard pwdr
  • 1/4 c. lowfat milk
  • 2 tsp instant coffee pwdr
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 c. icing sugar, sifted Topping
  • 8 ounce semisweet chocolate, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter


  1. To Assemble:Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with vegetable oil or possibly spray. For base, heat butter and stir in sugar. Sift cocoa pwdr into mix and blend well. Whisk together egg and vanilla extract and add in. Blend in chocolate cookie crumbs, coconut and minced walnuts till proportionately incorporated. Press into prepared pan and bake for 10 min. Allow to cold for 10 min then refrigeratefor 20 min.
  2. For cappuccino filling, beat butter by hand till smooth and beat in custard pwdr. Heat lowfat milk with coffee pwdr to dissolve and cold to room temperature. Add in lowfat milk to butter mix a stir in sifted icing sugar a c. at a time, combining well. Spread over base and refrigeratewhile preparing topping.
  3. For topping, heat chocolate and butter over a pot of gently simmering water. Pour over vanilla filling and spread to cover proportionately. Refrigeratefor 30 min.
  4. To serve, slice with a warm, dry knife into 1-inch squares.
  5. Yield: 1 8-inch square pan.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 134g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 590  
Calories from Fat 281 48%
Total Fat 32.52g 41%
Saturated Fat 18.26g 73%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 267mg 11%
Potassium 345mg 10%
Total Carbs 72.64g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5.1g 17%
Sugars 28.03g 19%
Protein 9.37g 15%
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