A delicious and decadent treat made with coconut, biscuits, chocolate, custard powder and espresso. They’re vegan mocha Nanaimo Bars and are an absolute treat. You don’t even need to turn on your oven for these.
Grease and line an 8x8 square baking tin with parchment paper
In a small pot, melt together the butter, cocoa powder, and sugar until dissolved. Stir through the aquafaba to thicken, then remove from the heat
Add the cookie crumbs and the coconut and mix to combine. Press this mixture firmly into the base of the baking tin into a flat layer. Keep chilled in the fridge until ready to use.
For the filling, cream together vegan butter, coconut cream, icing sugar, and custard powder until smooth and fluffy.
Dissolve the espresso powder and cocoa in the hot water until smooth. Pour this mixture into the mix and whisk together.
Spread the filling over the crust into a smooth layer and return back to the fridge
Melt the chocolate and butter together in a bowl. Pour this mixture over the chilled filling and smooth out. Transfer to the fridge to chill completely, for at least 2 hours.
Using a sharp knife, dipped in hot water and dried, slice into bars.
Dust with cocoa powder and enjoy!
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Tara has always loved cooking, just ask her siblings. who acted as taste testers for all her creations growing up. As an adult, she trained in restaurants before heading to culinary school, where she mastered the basics of French cooking, baking and pastry – her biggest passion today. She might have fine dining training, but Tara still has simple taste...she’d eat chicken nuggets every day if she could. When she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you can find Tara try to work out, reading cookbooks and finding new hobbies besides food.