Nanaimo Bars

by Cate on April 16, 2004

Recipe courtesy of Erin on Cooking Light Bulletin Board

Base
2 squares (oz.) semi-sweet chocolate, melted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I skipped)
2 tablespoons sugar (I forgot!)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg

Filling
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding or Bird’s Custard powder
2 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar

Glaze
4 squares (oz.) semi-sweet chocolate
1 tablespoon butter

Procedure:
Base
Combine ingredients. Press into 9 inch square cake pan. Chill.

Filling
Combine butter, milk, and custard powder. Blend in confectioner’s sugar. Spread over base. Chill at least 15 minutes.

Glaze
Partially melt chocolate and butter. Remove from heat and stir until melted. Spread over custard layer. Chill. Store in refrigerator, covered, up to 1 month. Makes 24 bars.

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