Orange & Black Nanaimo Bars

Orange Nanaimo bars

Orange & Black Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo bars are a Canadian classic that blends a chewy, chocolatey, nutty base with creamy layers. We’ve added a twist to the classic by giving the filling an orange tang. The result is an orange and black dessert and snack bar that will quickly become a favorite. A luscious treat anytime, it’s the perfect addition to a Halloween party.
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

Base:

  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 2 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut fine or medium
  • 1/2 cup walnuts finely chopped
  • 1 orange zest only

Orange Filling:

  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 orange zest & juice
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup custard powder
  • 1 tablespoon Milk

Topping:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons Butter unsalted

Notes

Note 1: The orange zest for the base can be fairly coarse, but be sure that the zest for the orange filling is finely grated.
Note 2: You can substitute your favorite orange liqueur for the orange juice concentrate.
Keyword Oranges
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