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chocolate mint nanaimo bars

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

These bars are a tasty dessert or snack to have. Cut them in small pieces and serve them right after dinner for a tasty little treat!

yield 12 bars
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chocolate mint nanaimo bars

  • 1 c
    dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 1/4 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 c
    sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts, finely chopped (substitute pecans)
  • 1 1/2 c
    powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 c
    unsalted butter, soften
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    pure peppermint extract
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    natural green food coloring, or more until color is reached (substitute matcha or commercial food-dye)
  • 3/4 c
    dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c
    mint chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How To Make chocolate mint nanaimo bars

  • 1
    Lightly grease 8 x 8 dish and set aside. In the top of a double boiler, melt chocolate chips with butter into smooth. Remove from the heat and add graham crumbs, coconut flakes and walnuts; stir until well blended. Transfer mixture to prepared dish, pressing down to the bottom. Chill bottom layer for 30 minutes.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine sugar, butter, cornstarch, peppermint extract, sea salt, milk and food coloring. Beat ingredients until smooth. Add more natural green food coloring until desired color; process until completely combined. Spread evenly over the cooled base and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 3
    In the top of a bain-marie, add dark chocolate chips & mint chocolate &, butter and vanilla extract. Stir until mixture is melted and smooth – DON’T make it hot. Spread evenly topping over mint layer. Cool for about 15 minutes and cut into squares. Makes 12 bars
  • 4
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