NANAIMO BARS


Unique Canadian dessert bars


BOTTOM LAYER

1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, softened 125 mL
3 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder 50 mL
3 tbsp Sugar 50 mL
1 Egg 1
2 cups Graham cracker crumbs 500 mL
1 cup Shredded Coconut 250 mL
1/2 cup Chopped walnuts 125 mL

CUSTARD LAYER

3 tbsp Unsalted Butter, softened 50 mL
3 tbsp Whole milk or light cream 50 mL
2 tbsp Instant vanilla pudding 25 mL
2 cups Confectioners (powdered) sugar 500 mL
1 tsp Vanilla 5 mL

GLAZE

2 tbsp Unsalted butter 25 mL
4 oz. Semi-sweet chocolate 115 g


Butter a 9 inch [3.5L] square pan.

Bottom Layer Combine ingredients. Press into 9 inch square cake pan. Chill.

Custard Layer Combine butter, milk or cream, vanilla and instant pudding. Blend in confectioner's sugar. Spread over bottom. Chill well at least 15 minutes.

Glaze Melt chocolate & butter. Spread over custard layer. Chill. Store in refrigerator, covered, up to 1 month. Makes 24 bars.

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