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Nanaimo Bars

7
7
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 18 min
Prep
18 min
Cook
1 hr
Serves
16
Difficulty
Moderate
Sweet, crunchy and delicious, this treasured Canadian dessert keeps well in your fridge for when chocolate cravings soar!

Ingredients

Graham cracker crumbs

1 cup(s)

Chopped walnuts

2 Tbsp

Milk chocolate chips

2 oz

Dried shredded and sweetened coconut meat

cup(s)

Reduced-calorie margarine

3 Tbsp, melted

Fat-free sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix

1 oz

Fat free skim milk

1 cup(s)

Lite whipped topping

5 oz

Semisweet chocolate

5 oz

Reduced-calorie margarine

4 tsp

Instructions

  1. Line bottom of an 8 X 8-inch baking pan with parchment or waxed paper.
  2. Place graham cracker crumbs, nuts, chocolate chips and coconut in a food processor; pulse until combined and then add melted margarine. Stir together and pour into prepared baking pan, patting down crust evenly on the bottom; place into freezer for 10 minutes. (Note: If you cannot find graham cracker crumbs, crush 6 whole graham cracker sheets into crumbs in a food processor.)
  3. In a bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk until firm; add in whipped topping. Spread evenly on top of chilled crust and place back into freezer for 45 minutes, or until firm.
  4. Set a small saucepan over low heat and add an inch of water. Bring to a simmer and place a metal bowl over the simmering water. Add in the chocolate and margarine and allow to melt about 3 minutes; stir and set aside until luke warm. Pour and spread over pudding layer and place into refrigerator until set, about 5 minutes. Cut into 16 bars and serve.