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Marie's Prayer Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Marie's Prayer Bars, by , is from The Sts. Peter and Paul Women's Group Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Melissa Skiba
Added: Sunday, August 30, 2009


First Layer:
1/4 cup butter
4 tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 slightly beaten egg
2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
1 to 2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup coconut

Second Layer:
1/2 cup butter
3 tbsp cream
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp dry vanilla pudding (not instant)
2 cups powdered sugar

Third Layer:
1 extra large Hershey chocolate bar, melted

First layer - melt butter and cocoa over hot water. While stirring add powdered sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix the cracker crumbs, nuts and coconut together and add to the chocolate mixture. Mix well and press firmly and smoothly into a 9 x 13" pan. Chill while preparing second layer.

Second layer - melt butter with cream very slowly stirring until almost to a boil; add pudding mix and vanilla. Stir over low heat about 1 minute. Add powdered sugar, enough to make a nice spread over the first layer. Cool again while melting Hershey bar. When the second layer is firm, spread chocolate over it. Cool and cut it before the chocolate turns too hard. If it gets too hard, take it out of the refrigerator until it is soft enough to cut. This is best when it is kept refrigerated.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is Melissa's grandmother, Marie Fiedler's recipe.




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