Reese Peanut Butter Chocolate Nanaimo Bars
Recipe type: dessert, holiday, treat
Serves: 12
  • Base:
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 2 cups graham wafer crumbs crushed
  • Middle
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1½ cup Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread
  • 2¼ cup icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • Top:
  • 8 ounces (1 box) semi sweet chocolate squares
  • 2 tbsp butter
  1. Assemble Base:
  2. In a double boiler (over medium high heat) add ¾ cup butter, sugar, cocoa, vanilla & egg, whisking until well combined. Stir until mixture reaches a custard like consistency (thickens slightly).
  3. Mix in graham wafer crumbs and coconut. Stir until combined and press into ungreased 8x8 or 9x9 square baking pan.
  4. Assemble middle:
  5. In a large microwave safe bowl add 4 tbsp butter and Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread. Microwave on medium - low in 30 second increments until completely melted. Add icing sugar one cup at a time and alternate mixing with 1 tbsp of milk until all icing sugar is used. Your mixture consistency should be creamy & delicious. Spread evenly over your base and refrigerate until firmed up.
  6. Assemble top:
  7. In a microwaveable bowl add butter and semi sweet chocolate. Melt chocolate/butter on low in 30-40 second increments stirring in between. Continue until chocolate almost melted. Remove and stir until remaining chocolate is completely smooth. Pour chocolate over squares and give a little shake to evenly distribute. Refrigerate to harden top layer of chocolate before cutting and serving.
Recipe by | Bakersbeans (Wanda Baker) at