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Nanaimo Bars Recipe

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Nannah, Ellie, Lainey & Stuart


This recipe for Nanaimo Bars, by , is from The Lucky Duck Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jacqy Lewis Soderberg
Added: Monday, June 29, 2009


1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. sugar
4 T. cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
dash of salt
2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 c. coconut
1/2 c. ground walnuts

1/4 c. butter
3 T. milk
2 T. instant vanilla pudding powder
2 c. powdered sugar

3 squares semi-sweet chocolate
2 T. butter

1) In a double boiler over medium heat stir together melted butter, sugar, cocoa, vanilla, egg, and salt until it resembles a custard. Set aside.
2) Crumble graham crackers and mix with coconut and ground walnuts. Mix with the first step.
Put in a buttered square pan (8" or 9") and refrigerate until cool.
3) Cream with mixer butter, milk and pudding powder. Blend in powdered sugar. Beat until fluffy. Spread over chocolate base.
4 Melt chocolate squares and butter. Beat together and spread over bars. Keep in refrigerator.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I had this as a child at my friend Carol Hamilton's house and I thought they were the best thing I had ever tasted in my life. Her mother, Mrs. Huston, gave me the recipe. You can Google Nanaimo Bars and see that there is a legend about the recipe from Nanaimo, British Columbia. Their recipe is a little different but I am sticking with Mrs. Huston's!




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