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Nanaimo Bars Recipe

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Bottom Layer

Margarine 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/4 cup
Cocoa 5 tbsp
Egg, beaten 1
Graham cracker crumbs 1 3/4 cup
Fine coconut (or medium) 3/4 cup

Second Layer

Margarine, softened 1/2 cup
Milk 3 tbsp
Vanilla custard powder 2 tbsp
Icing sugar 2 cups

Third Layer

Semisweet chocolate chips (or 4 squares semisweet chocolate) 2/3 cup
Margarine 2 tbsp

Bottom Layer: Melt first 3 ingredients in top of double boiler or in heavy saucepan. Add beaten egg and stir to cook and thicken. The mixture should become smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in crumbs & coconut. Press firmly into ungreased 9x9 inch pan

Second Layer: Cream margarine, milk, custard powder and icing sugar together well. Beat until light. Spread over bottom layer.

Third layer: Melt chips and margarine over low heat. Cool. When cool but still runny, spread over second layer. Let stand until firm. Use a sharp knife to cut ino 36 squares

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I like to add a little more chocolate to the top layer, it makes it easier to spread. Also, if you double this recipe you can put into a small cookie sheet.




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