No-Bake Coconut Walnut Bars

    5 hours 40 minutes

    These delicious coconut and walnut bars require no baking. They make an easy dessert and are a great treat. Just as good as ones you can buy!

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    Serves: 16 

    • 125g butter
    • 60g dark chocolate
    • 1/3 cup (70g) white sugar
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons beaten egg
    • 1 cup (150g) rolled oats
    • 1 1/2 cups (140g) desiccated coconut
    • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped walnuts
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 cups (300g) icing sugar
    • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 60g dark chocolate

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:5hours chilling  ›  Ready in:5hours40min 

    1. In a saucepan, melt 125g butter or margarine with 60g chocolate. Remove from the heat and stir in white sugar, egg, rolled oats, coconut, chopped nuts and 1 teaspoon vanilla essence. Press mixture into a greased 23cm square pan and chill for 1 hour.
    2. Combine icing sugar with 3 tablespoons softened butter, 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla and milk. Mix until it has an icing-like consistency and spread it over the oat mixture in the pan. Chill for 1/2 hour.
    3. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter or margarine with remaining 60g chocolate. Spread over the top of the bars. Chill for 4 to 5 hours.
    4. Cut into squares using a hot knife; dip knife in hot water and let it melt through the chocolate.

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    These are okay. i had a big party & made four different versions of this cookie to see which was the most popular. This recipe was the only batch that had leftovers. The crust never got hard and the middle was too rich and powdered sugary tasting.  -  18 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The best Nanaimo bars I have tasted.I had to freeze them right away my husband would of ate the whole batch.These will definately be a hit at Christmas.Thanks Shirly  -  05 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I followed a previous reviewer's advice of using graham wafer crumbs instead of coconut (my husband is allergic too). I used margarine instead of butter, 1 cup of graham wafer crumbs, and corn syrup instead of the egg. For the filling, I used more like a tablespoon of vanilla. TASTE the filling before spreading it over the base!! If it tastes too much like powdered sugar, add more vanilla! I did just that, and it saved the filling. I doubled the ingredients for the chocolate topping and it was the perfect amount to cover the whole pan. The end result tasted a little different than I'm used to, but I DID have to omit the coconut. Next time, I think I'll add a little cocoa to the base so there's more chocolate flavor, but they DID turn out really tasty. Thanks, Shirly!  -  15 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)