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Nanaimo Bars

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Servings: 1
Categories: Bars / Chocolate / Desserts

Ingredients:
    First layer:
1/2  cup  Butter, unsalted
1/4  cup  Sugar
5  tablespoons  Cocoa powder, unsweetened
1    Egg, beaten
1 3/4  cups  Graham wafer crumbs
1  cup  Coconut, sweetened
1/2  cup  Almonds, finely chopped
    Second layer:
1/2  cup  Butter; unsalt, room temp
3  tablespoons  Cream
2  tablespoons  Vanilla custard powder (eg.
2  cups  Icing sugar
    Icing:
4  ounces  Chocolate, semisweet (4 sq)
2  tablespoons  Butter, unsalted

Directions:
For 1st Layer: Place butter, sugar and cocoa powder in double boiler over barely simmering water. Stir occiasionally till melted. Agg egg and stir to cook and thicken. Remove from heat and stir in graham wafer crumbs, coconut and almonds. Press firmly in ungreased 8" square pan. Chill. For 2nd layer: Cream together butter, cream and custard powder together in bowl. Gradually beat in icing sugar till light and fluffy. Spread over first layer. Chill. For Icing: melt chocolate and butter in top of double boiler over barely simmering water (or in microwave). Stir to combine. Cool to room temp. Spread evenly over 2nd layer with spatula. Chill. Cut into bars. MAKES: 16-24 a contest winner for best Nanaimo bar in Nanaimo, British Columbia. very sweet! Source: Toronto Sun-contest winner


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