Salted-Almond Nanaimo Bars
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Salted-Almond Nanaimo Bars

Try these delicious chocolate nut bars. This recipe has been triple tested by the Chatelaine Kitchen.

  • Prep Time
    15 minutes
  • Cook Time
    2 hours30 minutes
  • Serves
    24 bars
  • Experience
    Medium

Ingredients

Bars:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut, toasted
  • 3/4 cup graham-cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped salted roasted almonds, divided
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp Lantic & Rogers Organic Coconut Sugar

Topping:

  • 3/4 cup Lantic & Rogers Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp custard powder
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. LINE an 8 x 8-in. baking pan with overhanging parchment.
  2. COMBINE toasted coconut with graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup almonds and cocoa powder in a large bowl. Stir in 1/3 cup melted butter and coconut sugar. Press evenly into prepared pan.
  3. BEAT coconut sugar with 1/2 cup butter, custard powder, vanilla seeds and vanilla and almond extracts using an electric mixer on low, 1 min. Increase speed to medium-high and beat until pale and fluff y, 2 min. Spread evenly over base.
  4. MICROWAVE chocolate in a small bowl, stirring halfway, until smooth, 1 to 2 min. Pour over custard, smoothing top. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Chill until firm, 2 hours. Let stand 15 min, then cut into bars.

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