Chocolate Mint Nanaimo Bars

Chocolate Mint Nanaimo Bars

These delectable, no-bake Chocolate Mint Nanaimo Bars are a twist on a classic Canadian treat that originated in its namesake town in British Columbia.
Course Cookies
Cuisine Canadian Inspired
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 dcookie bars
Calories 227 kcal


For the base layer

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tbsp cocoa
  • one beaten egg
  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup fine or medium unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

For the Mint Frosting Filling

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tsp pure mint extract
  • 2 cups icing sugar i.e., powdered sugar or confectioners sugar

For the Chocolate Topping

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp pure mint extract
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To prepare the Base Layer

  1. Melt together the butter, sugar and cocoa over low heat.
  2. Add the eggs continue to cook, stirring constantly to fully cook the egg to a soft scrambled texture.
  3. Add the graham crumbs, coconut and walnuts.
  4. Mix together until well combined then, press into the bottom of a parchment paper lined 9x9 inch baking pan.

To prepare the Mint Frosting Filling

  1. With an electric mixer, beat together the butter, mint extract and icing sugar until smooth.
  2. This frosting should be very stiff but spreadable. ( Much thicker than you would use to frost a cake for example) If you think it's too thick, you may add a few drops of milk at a time to bring it to the right consistency.
  3. Spread evenly over the bottom layer. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours before adding the chocolate topping.

To prepare the Chocolate Topping

  1. Melt together the chocolate chips, mint extract and butter over low heat, just until the chocolate is melted, don't over heat it.
  2. Spread quickly over the chilled frosted layer. Return to the fridge until the chocolate sets. Cut into squares or bars. These freeze very well.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Mint Nanaimo Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie bar)
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Potassium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 18g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.