Bexx Bars

A change up from a traditional Nanaimo Bar. I named this one after my beautiful daughter!

Original recipe makes 16 servings


1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup white sugar
5 tablespoons powdered chocolate drink mix
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
1 egg, beaten
1/2 (9 ounce) box whole-wheat crackers (such as Triscuit Original®), crushed
3/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
3 tablespoons butter, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons milk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon margarine

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Grease an 8-inch springform pan.
  2. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan over low heat; whisk white sugar and chocolate drink mix into butter until smooth. Remove saucepan from heat; whisk in 1 teaspoon vanilla and beaten egg. Stir crushed crackers and coconut into chocolate mixture. Press mixture into the bottom of prepared pan. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
  3. Beat 3 tablespoons butter and confectioners’ sugar with an electric mixer in a bowl until smooth; stir in milk and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spread icing mixture evenly over chocolate-cracker mixture; refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
  4. Melt chocolate chips with margarine in a saucepan over low heat; whisk until smooth. Pour chocolate mixture over icing layer; smooth with a spatula. Refrigerate bars until set, about 1 hour. Serve cold or at room temperature.


Calories: 321 kcal
Carbohydrates: 40 g
Cholesterol: 34 mg
Fat: 18.9 g
Fiber: 2.9 g
Protein: 2.7 g
Sodium: 122 mg