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Nanaimo Bars

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 36
Author: Laureen King
Delicious layers of chocolate coconut crumb, custard filling and chocolate coating.
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Ingredients

  • Layer 1
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 3/4 cups graham wafer crumbs
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or almonds optional
  • Layer 2
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp vanilla custard powder I like Bird's Brand
  • 2 cups icing sugar confectioners' sugar
  • Layer 3
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp butter

Instructions

  • Bottom layer
  • Melt butter, sugar and cocoa in heavy saucepan (medium-low heat).
  • Add egg and stir to cook and thicken.
  • Remove from heat, stir in graham crumbs and coconut (also nuts if you use).
  • Press firmly into ungreased 9x9 inch pan.
  • Second Layer
  • With mixer cream butter until fluffy.
  • Add milk, custard powder and icing sugar.
  • Beat until light and well combined.
  • Spread over bottom layer.
  • Third Layer
  • Melt chocolate chips and butter over low heat.
  • Cool, but only to point chocolate is still runny.
  • Spread over second layer.
  • Refrigerate until set.
  • Cut with sharp knife into 36 squares.

Notes

*before cutting if chocolate hardens too much, leave sit at room temperature for a while to prevent chocolate from cracking apart.