Chocolate Orange Nanaimo Bars
Recipe type: Dessert/Snack
Total time: 
Serves: 16
A perfect slight citrus twist on a classic treat!
  • Base Layer:
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 5 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1½ cups oreo crumbs
  • 1 cup fine or medium unsweetened coconut
  • Orange Frosting Filling:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2½ tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • Chocolate Topping:
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp butter
  1. For base: Melt butter, sugar and cocoa together, over low heat or in the microwave. Remove from heat. Add beaten egg, then add oreo crumbs and coconut and mix until well combined. Press into the bottom of a parchment paper lined, or greased, 9x9 inch baking pan. Refrigerate while you prepare the frosting layer.
  2. For filling: Using an electric mixer, beat the frosting ingredients until smooth. Spread evenly over bottom layer, and refrigerate for about an hour (or more) before adding the chocolate topping.
  3. Topping: Melt chocolate and butter together over low heat, or in the microwave, just until the chocolate is melted. Spread quickly and gently over chilled frosting layer. Return to fridge until the chocolate sets.
I usually set my timer for about 30 minutes so I remember to score the chocolate before it is completely set to avoid cracked tops...not that they won't taste just as delicious with a couple pieces of cracked chocolate!
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at