Friday, July 18, 2008

Nanaimo Bars

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
5 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg -- beaten
1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup coconut
1/2 cup walnuts -- finely chopped

1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons vanilla custard
2 cups icing sugar

2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter

Bottom layer,
Melt first 3 ingrediants in a heavy saucepan. Add beaten egg and stir to cook and thicken. Remove from heat, stir in crumbs, coconut and nuts. Press firmly into 9x9 ungreased pan.
Second Layer,
Cream butter, milk, custard powder and icing sugar together well. Beat until light. Spread over bottom layer.
Third Layer,
Melt chips and butter over low heat. Cool a bit and spread over second layer. Chill in refrigerator. Use a sharp knife to cut. 36 squares

- DeeDee

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