Tiramisu Nanaimo Bars Recipe

Tiramisu Nanaimo Bars Recipe
Staff Writer
Taste of Home

Transform Italy's favorite dessert into a cookie.

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15
Servings
408
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cookie

  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 Cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 Cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 Cup finely chopped flaked coconut
  • 1/2 Cup chopped pecans

For the filling

  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tablespoon rum
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups confectioners' sugar

For the glaze

  • 2/3 Cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • Baking cocoa

Directions

For the cookie

In large heavy saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, sugar and coffee. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture reaches 160 degrees. Remove from the heat.

Stir in the cracker crumbs, coconut, and pecans. Press into a foil-lined 8-inch square baking pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.

For the filling

For filling, in a large bowl, beat the butter, whipping cream, rum, and vanilla until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth; spread over crust.

For the glaze

In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Spread over top. Refrigerate until set. Cut into bars and dust with cocoa. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
47g
36%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
21mg
2%
Choline, total
13mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
28µg
7%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
10mg
3%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
67mg
10%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
251mg
17%
Water
17g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Tiramisu Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Tiramisu Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Tiramisu Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.