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NANAIMO BARS

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup fine coconut
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely ground

Middle Layer

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp vanilla custard powder
  • 2 cups icing (confectioner's sugar)

Topping

  • 2/3 cups semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 4 tbsp butter

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9x9" pan.
  • Place all the crust ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat at medium speed just until thoroughly combined.
  • Press mixture into pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  • In the meantime, cream together ingredients for middle layer. Beat together until light and fluffy. Spread over bottom layer once it is cooled.
  • Gradually melt together ingredients for topping. Either over low on stovetop or in the microwave. Allow to cool slightly but still remain runny. Spread over middle layer.
  • Use a very sharp knife to cut into squares. Store covered in refrigerator up to l week. Great for freezing as well.