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Nanaimo Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Helen Burton-McCarthy
Added: Friday, July 4, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Bottom Layer:
1/2 c. unsalted butter
1/4 c. sugar
5 T. cocoa
1 egg beaten
1 1/4 c. graham wafer crumbs
1/2 c. finely chopped almonds
1 c. coconut


Second Layer:

1/2 c. unsalted butter
2 T. and 2 tsp. cream
2 T. vanilla custard powder
2 c. icing sugar
(pudding/pie filling is fine)



Third Layer:

4 squares semi-sweet chocolate
2 T. unsalted butter
(1 oz. each)

Directions:
Directions:
Bottom Layer:

Melt 1/2 c. butter, sugar and cocoa in top of a double boiler. Add egg and stir to cook and thicken. Remove from heat. Stir in the graham wafer crumbs, chopped almonds and coconut. Press firmly into an ungreased 8" x 8" pan.

Second Layer:

Cream butter, cream, custard powder and icing sugar together well. Beat until light . Spread over bottom layer.

Third Layer:

Melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Cool. Once cool but still liquid pour over second layer and chill in refrigerator.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
16 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I usually double this recipe and use a 9" x 13" inch pan.

 

 

 

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