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Chocolate Buttercream Bars

Chocolate Buttercream Bars

These sweet, no-bake bars are similar to Nanaimo bars, popular in Canada. With coconut, vanilla and chocolate flavors, they'll be a hit at your home too.


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20 min
Prep Time
3 hrs
Total Time
36
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Ingredients

Base

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/4 cup powdered sugar

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans

Filling

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 3/4 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Glaze

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

3/4 to 1 cup powdered sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and cocoa in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted. Remove from heat. Add all remaining base ingredients; mix well. Press mixture onto bottom of ungreased 8-inch square baking pan.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all filling ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Spread evenly over crust. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Place 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons half & half and corn syrup in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until melted.

  4. STEP 4

    Pour chocolate into bowl. Mix in enough powdered sugar for desired spreading consistency. Spread glaze evenly over filling. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours or until serving time. Store refrigerated.

Tip #1

These bars are best served cold from the refrigerator so the filling doesn't become too soft.

Tip #2

Use knife dipped in warm water to cut bars.

Nutrition (1 bar)

150 Calories
9 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
80 Sodium (mg)
17 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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