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Midnight Mint Nanaimo Bars

So Delicious!!
Course Bars, Desserts
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword bars, Chocolate, Nanaimo, peppermint
Servings 8 servings
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • First Layer
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 24 squares)
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Second Layer
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • green food coloring optional
  • Third Layer
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Directions for First Layer:
  • In a heavy saucepan, heat the butter, cocoa and sugar over low heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring often.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg.
  • Return all to the pan.
  • Cook and stir until mixture coats the back of a metal spoon and reaches 160°
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the cracker crumbs, coconut and walnuts.
  • Press into a buttered 9-inch square pan. Set aside.
  • Directions for Second Layer:
  • In a small mixing bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, milk and extract until smooth.
  • Tint with green food coloring if desired.
  • Spread evenly over bottom layer. Set aside.
  • Directions for Third Layer:
  • In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips and butter over low heat until blended and smooth stirring often, remove from heat, cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes. Spread evenly over filling.
  • Cover and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.
  • Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.