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Friday, February 17, 2012

Nanaimo Bars

1/2 cup butter (the real stuff)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg beaten
2 cups graham wafer crumbs
1/3 cup finely chopped nuts
1 cup coconut
1/4 cup butter
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp vanilla custard powder
2 cups sifted icing sugar
4 squares semi sweet chocolate (1 oz ea.)
1 tbsp. butter

Mix 1/2 cup butter, granulated sugar, cocoa, vanilla and egg in the top of a double boiler.  Heat over hot, not boiling water until butter melts and mixture thickens slightly. 

Mix graham cracker crumbs, nuts and coconut.  Add cocoa mixture and stir until well mixed.  Pat onto bottom of a slightly greased 9 inch glass baking pan.  Chill.

Beat together 1/4 cup water, milk, custard powder and icing sugar until smooth.  Pour over cocoa layer in pan.  Chill until firm.

Melt semi sweet chocolate squares and 1 tbsp butter in a double boiler over hot water.  Cool slightly and spread over custard layer.  Chill until firm.  Cut into squares.

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