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Nanaimo Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Gail McFadden
Added: Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
BASE:
Butter cup
Sugar cup
Cocoa 5 Tablespoons
Egg 1
Graham wafer crumbs 2 cups
Coconut 1 cup
Chopped nuts (optional) cup

FILLING:
Butter cup
Milk 3 Tablespoons
Vanilla custard powder 2 Tablespoons
Icing sugar 2 cups

TOPPING:
Semi-sweet chocolate 4 squares
Butter 1 Tablespoon



Directions:
Directions:
BASE:
Combine first 4 ingredients on top of a double boiler, melt and stir well.
Add graham wafer crumbs, coconut and nuts.
Stir Well
Pack into 9" square pan and refrigerate.

FILLING:
Combine butter, milk and vanilla custard powder and beat until smooth.
Add icing sugar and beat until smooth.
Spread on base and refrigerate.

TOPPING:
Melt chocolate and butter.
Spread over filling and refrigerate.

Keep scoring the bars as they harden up until completely cut through (may take several cuts). This will prevent the topping from 'cracking'.

Depending on how thick I want the base, filling or topping, I sometimes double the recipe.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My mother only made Nanaimo Bars at Christmas so they became very special to me. When Josh joined the Netzel family I discovered we shared the same birthday so for that first one we had together, I gave him a pan of Nanaimo Bars ...... what kid doesn't like Nanaimo Bars!! He pestered me for months after, wanting another tray. I gave up, had this recipe printed on a placemat, gave it to Josh and now he makes his own. My Mom's special Christmas recipe has now become our special birthday recipe. This one's for you, Josh.

 

 

 

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