Canadian Maple Bars

Canadian Maple Bars
Yield: 48 bars Prep 20 mins Chill 5 hrs 30 mins

Ingredients

Coconut-Graham Layer:
  • 1 1/4 cups graham-cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/4 cups finely ground pecans
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
Maple-Cream Layer:
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
Chocolate Topping:
  • 8 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces white chocolate, chopped

Make It

Graham Layer:

1. Combine crumbs, pecans, coconut, chocolate and butter in bowl. Press evenly over bottom of 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Maple-Cream Layer:

2. Beat confectioners sugar, butter and maple syrup in bowl until smooth and creamy. Spread evenly over graham layer. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

Topping:

3. Melt semisweet chocolate in cream in saucepan over low heat. Cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes. Pour evenly over maple layer. Refrigerate until firm, for about 3 hours.

4. Melt white chocolate in small saucepan over low heat. Cool slightly. Pour into paper cone; drizzle over Chocolate Topping. Refrigerate until set, about 10 minutes.

5. Cut into 24 two-inch squares; cut each square in half for 48 bars. Freeze or refrigerate.