Nanaimo Bars (mudbug take note)

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Alix

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Bottom Layer:

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
5 tbsp cocoa
1 beaten egg
1 3/4 cup graham crumbs
3/4 fine coconut

Melt first three ingredients in either a double boiler or the microwave. Add the rest of the stuff and the egg and press into a 9x9 pan.

Second Layer:

1/2 cup melted butter
3 tbsp milk
2 tbsp custard powder
2 cups icing sugar

Stir these together until it is a yellowy paste. Pour over layer one and chill a bit to harden.

Third Layer:

5 squares semi sweet chocolate
2 tbsp butter

Melt and pour over other layers. Chill briefly to set.

These are VERY sweet and very rich. Eat at your own risk. Diabetics...AVOID.
 

Audeo

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"Rich" sure sounds like an understatement, Alix! Geez, I'd bet those are great!

Got to ask a potentially blonde question, which may well have already been answered elsewhere, but are these named after Nanaimo, BC?
 

Alix

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Yes they are. I don't know who originally invented them, but my brother lives in Nanaimo, and the recipe is straight from his kitchen.
 

Alix

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OH MY GOSH! I am so grateful I found this! I was having a panic attack trying to find it in my recipe box and its MISSING. I vaguely remembered posting it for Mudbug, and thank heavens I did. I think Madeleine and I will be making these today.
 

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Alix said:
Oh, and yes...rich IS a HUGE understatement. But heck...I live to sin.
Apply directly to hips, do not pass "go," do not collect $200! :LOL:

OMG, these are so sinful! First time I ever had them, Nanaimo's most famous citizen was gifted with a box of them and passed them around, "ordering" everyone to eat them.... of course, we were "forced" to oblige! :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: I don't DARE make them, tho! there must be 3000 calories in each square! :ohmy:
 

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You would have been covered Alix if you hadn't found your recipe - I have this also and love to make them for customers and eat just one or two!
 

Alix

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June, I hear if you eat them standing up all the calories fall out! LOL! I don't even want to calculate the calorie count in one of these babies. They are a holiday staple though and they are nice and easy to make for a girl just starting her forays into the kitchen.

cjs, thank you for the info. I suspect you have a lot of recipes I might like. The next time I lose one I will make sure I post and ask for help.

(Oh, and FYI, I didn't get to making these today because it took my girl so long to get her lunch into her. Her face was still frozen from the dentist poor kid!)
 
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