Fall in love with REESE'S Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars Recipe. Try this mouthwatering easy treat for your next family gathering!
Base: Line an 8-inch (1.5 L) square baking dish with foil or parchment. Melt butter in a large, heavy pot set over medium-low heat. Add sugar and cocoa; cook, stirring until sugar is melted and mixture is smooth. Add egg; cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute or until hot throughout. Remove from heat; stir in crumbs and coconut. Press into prepared pan.
Using a double boiler or a bowl set over a pot of simmering water when melting the chips will ensure that they melt evenly every time.
Creating an overhang with the foil will allow the bars to be removed easily from the pan for slicing.
Filling: Melt peanut butter chips in a heatproof bowl set over simmering water; cool slightly for about 3 minutes. Beat melted chips with butter until smooth. Add icing sugar and custard powder; beat on high for 3 minutes or until very fluffy. Spread evenly over the base. Chill until set.
To set the dessert faster during preparation, place in the freezer for up to 20 minutes between layers.
Glaze: Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips with peanut butter chips and butter. Cool slightly; spread evenly over second layer. Chill just until set. Remove chilled dessert from the pan; slice into bars. Serve at room temperature.