CHOCOLATE MINT NANAIMO BARS
“These bars are a tasty dessert or snack to have. Cut them in small pieces and serve them right after dinner for a tasty little treat!VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJYoqgAnMm8”
1 cupdark chocolate
1 1⁄4 cupsgraham cracker crumbs
1 cupsweetened flaked coconut
1⁄2 cupwalnuts, finely chopped (substitute pecans)
1 1⁄2 cupspowdered sugar, sifted
1⁄4 cupunsalted butter, soften
1 teaspoonpeppermint extract
1⁄8 teaspoonsea salt
1 tablespoongreen food coloring
3⁄4 cupdark chocolate chips
1⁄4 cupmint chocolate chips
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
Lightly grease 8 x 8 dish and set aside. In the top of a double boiler, melt chocolate chips with butter into smooth. Remove from the heat and add graham crumbs, coconut flakes and walnuts; stir until well blended. Transfer mixture to prepared dish, pressing down to the bottom. Chill bottom layer for 30 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, butter, cornstarch, peppermint extract, sea salt, milk and food coloring. Beat ingredients until smooth. Add more natural green food coloring until desired color; process until completely combined. Spread evenly over the cooled base and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
In the top of a bain-marie, add dark chocolate chips & mint chocolate &, butter and vanilla extract. Stir until mixture is melted and smooth – DON’T make it hot. Spread evenly topping over mint layer. Cool for about 15 minutes and cut into squares. Makes 12 bars.
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