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Categories: Desserts, Canadian, Usenet

Yield: 20 bars





  1/2 c Butter

  1/4 c Sugar, granulated

  5 T Cocoa

  1 Egg

  1 t Vanilla

  1 2/3 c Graham wafer crumbs, fine

  1 c Coconut, desiccated

  1/2 c Walnuts, chopped


--------------CREAMY CENTER----------------

  1/4 c Butter

  2 c Icing sugar, sifted

  1 Egg


--------------CHOCOLATE TOPPING------------------

  4 oz Chocolate, semi-sweet

  1 T Butter




---------------MAKE CRUST------------------

Grease a 9-inch square cake pan. In a sauce pan combine the

butter, sugar, cocoa, egg and vanilla. Cook over medium heat stirring

constantly, until smooth and slightly thickened. Stir in the remaining

crust ingredients and press into prepared pan.


----------Make the creamy center-----------------

Cream the butter and gradually beat in icing sugar and egg.


Spread over crumb mixture and chill for about 15 minutes.

Make the chocolate topping: melt the chocolate and butter together over

hot water or in a microwave, being careful not to burn. Spread on top of

the previous parts. Chill until set. Cut into squares with a sharp knife.




* No-bake, 3-layer (chocolate covered) bars -- Nanaimo bars are a

traditional Canadian dessert, though nobody is certain where the tradition

came from. Laura Secord is a Canadian candy company; their cook book says

this about the origin of these fattening delicacies:

"A version of these no-bake bars developed in the Canadian kitchens of a

well-known food company, was christened by them Nanaimo bars after the city

of that name on Vancouver Island. Nanaimo (from sne-ny-mo, a local Indian

term for a loose confederation of five bands) started as a Hudson Bay

Trading Post in 1849."

: Difficulty: Easy.

: Time: 1 hour preparation, several hours chilling.

: Precision: Approximate measurement OK.


GOOD LUCK !!!!!!


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