Nanaimo Bars

makes 30 pieces

food pictures downloaded jan 17-12 056

Ingredients

Base

  • 1/2            cup Butter
  • 5               tbsp cocoa
  • 5               tbsp sugar
  • 1/2            tsp vanilla
  • 1                egg
  • 2                cups graham wafer crumbs
  • 1                cup coconut
  • 1/2            cup chopped walnuts

Icing

  • 4                tbsp butter
  • 2                tbsp vanilla custard powder
  • 2                tbsp milk
  • 2                cups icing sugar

Chocolate  Cover

  • 2                 oz semi sweet chocolate
  • 1                 tbsp butter

Directions

  1. Place softened butter, cocoa, sugar, vanilla and egg in a bowl.  Set bowl in a pan of bowling water.  Stir mixture until butter has melted and is the consistency of custard about 5 minutes.
  2. Mix wafer crumbs, coconut and nuts together.
  3. Add to the cocoa mixture and mix well.
  4. Pour the mixture into an ungreased 9 inch square pan and spread with icing.

Icing

  1. Cream butter, milk, vanilla custard powder and icing sugar till nice and creamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Spread this over chocolate base,  and return it to the fridge for a couple of hours till the icing has hardened.

Chocolate Cover

Put the chocolate and butter in a bowl and melt it in the microwave, covered, for 1 minute, mix it well and spread it over the icing.  Return it to the fridge and let it set,, about 10 minute.  Cut it in squares and serve.

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