Canadian Maple Bars

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READY IN: 6hrs 20mins
Recipe by Chabear01

Found this recipe in November 1996 Family Circle Magazine. Since I Love, Love Maple I simply had to make these delicious bars. I did use my Amber Maple Syrup as I usually do in all recipes calling for Maple Syrup, it imparts a bit stronger maple flavor into everything I make with it, but feel free to use regular Maple Syrup since cost could be a factor if giving as gifts. Since coconut is not everyones favorite ingredient I suppose you could increase the pecans and leave out the coconut, or replace the expensive pecans as I did once with 2 1/2 cups chopped walnuts.(It does affect the taste though) Cooking time is refrigerate time...no baking needed here.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Graham Layer:.
  2. Combine crumbs, pecans, coconut, chocolate and butter in bowl. Press evenly over bottom of 13 x 9 x2 inch baking dish. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  3. Maple-Cream Layer:.
  4. Beat confectioners sugar, butter and maple syrup in bowl until smooth and creamy. Spread evenly over graham layer. Refrigerate until firm, for about 3 hours.
  5. Topping:.
  6. 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 3 hours.
  7. 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.
  8. Cut into 24 two inch squares: cut each square into half for 48 bars.
  9. This can be frozen, or refrigerated.

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