Chocolate Mint Nanaimo Bars (No Bake)

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chocolate mint nanaimo bars

These Nanaimo bars have a great twist combining chocolate and mint!  My new favorite way to enjoy them!  Nanaimo bars are one Christmas treat that I always looked forward to when I was younger!  My mom made them every single year!  While we always have these around the holidays, they’re actually great any time of year and totally perfect served with coffee!!


I thought they’d be pretty challenging to make but they are actually simple!  Just layer up the ingredients, refrigerate and cut into squares, easy right?

Note:  Custard Powder can be found in the baking aisle of your grocery store.  This is the brand I use.

Items You’ll Need for This Recipe

* Custard Powder * 9×9 pan * Parchment Paper *

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chocolate mint nanaimo bars
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Review Recipe

Chocolate Mint Nanaimo Bars (no bake)

Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 16 squares
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
These Nanaimo bars have a great twist combining chocolate and mint!


Bottom Layer
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped, or pecans
  • cup butter melted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
Mint Layer
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons custard powder
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • green food coloring
Top Layer
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl mix all of the ingredients for the bottom layer until well combined. Press into prepared pan and bake 11 minutes. Cool completely.
  • Beat all ingredients for the mint layer on medium until completely combined. Spread over the cooled base. Refrigerate until set.
  • Microwave chocolate chips and oil on medium heat until just melted. Spread over mint layer. Cool completely and cut into squares.

Recipe Notes

It is important that all layers are cooled completely or the mint layer will melt.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 333, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 141mg, Potassium: 68mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 320IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 0.8mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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