Canadian Maple Bars

"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 baking needed here."
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Ready In:
6hrs 20mins
48 Bars




  • Graham Layer:

  • Combine crumbs, pecans, coconut, chocolate and butter in bowl. Press evenly over bottom of 13 x 9 x2 inch baking dish. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Maple-Cream Layer:

  • 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.
  • Topping:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cut into 24 two inch squares: cut each square into half for 48 bars.
  • This can be frozen, or refrigerated.

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  1. CINDY K.
    I found the clipping for this recipe from my grandmother’s recipes. There is a mistake on the original recipe! The bottom layer (I used the pecans, graham cracker crumbs, coconut and chocolate chips) is made with dry ingredients and softened butter, not melted. I put the maple layer on top and for top layer I changed to melting 2 oz. of unsweetened chocolate with 2 T butter as the other layers are already sweet. The flavor is really tasty but the bottom layer is a crumbly mess! When I make it again I’m going to make it like magic bars and do graham cracker crumbs and pecans with MELTED butter and bake it to create the base. With what I have now, I may scoop out the pieces and roll them in the bottom layer!


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