Nanaimo bars

Nanaimo bars originated in Canada. This recipe was provided courtesy of May Luther.

Bottom layer ingredients:
½ cup butter or margarine
¼ cup sugar
5 Tbsp cocoa
1 egg, beaten
1 ¾ cups Graham cracker crumbs
¾ cup fine or medium shredded coconut
½ cup walnuts, finely chopped

Bottom layer method:
Melt butter, sugar and cocoa in the top of a double boiler or in a heavy saucepan.
Add beaten egg and stir to cook and thicken.
Remove from heat and stir in crumbs, coconut and walnuts.
Press firmly into 9”x 9” pan.

Second layer ingredients:
½ cup butter or margarine
3 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp vanilla custard powder
2 cups icing sugar

Second layer method:
Cream together butter, milk, custard powder and icing sugar.
Beat until light and then spread over the bottom layer.

Third layer ingredients:
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 4 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
2 Tbsp butter or margarine

Third layer method:
Melt chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
Cool slightly.
While still runny, spread over the second layer.
Chill square in refrigerator, and then use a sharp knife to cut 36 squares.


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