Creme De Menthe Nanaimo Bars
These Creme De Menthe Nanaimo Bars are pictured on the cover of my first cookbook, “The Spirited Baker”. Not the most traditional, but definitely delicious!
Servings 20 - one 8 x 8 pan
- ½ cup Butter unsalted
- ¼ cup Granulated Sugar
- 6 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1 Large Egg beaten
- 1 ¼ cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
- ½ cup Finely Chopped Almonds
- 1 cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- 1 cup Butter Softened
- ⅓ cup Creme de Menthe liqueur
- 3 tbsp Custard Powder or Cook-and-Serve Vanilla Pudding Powder If using pudding powde: NOT instant!
- 4-5 cups Confectioners / Icing / Powdered Sugar
- 6 oz Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate Squares
- 3 tbsp Butter
Melt butter in small saucepan. Add sugar and cocoa powder, mix well. Add egg, stir well. Egg will cook and thicken.
Once thickened, remove from heat and pour into a larger bowl, along with the remaining bottom layer ingredients
Mix well and press firmly and evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 8 x 8 pan. Set aside.
Cream Butter. Slowly add creme de menthe to butter, mix to combine.
Slowly and carefully add custard powder / pudding powder and confectioner’s sugar. Mixture should be VERY thick – add a little extra confectioner’s sugar if needed.
Spread evenly over bottom layer.
Melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat, allow to cool slightly, then pour over middle layer.
Chill in fridge before slicing into bars.
Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg