posted by Marlen 12-03-101 4:57 PM
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. cocoa
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp Vanilla
2 cups graham wafer crumbs
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
2 Tbsp vanilla pudding powder
1/2 cup soft butter
2 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 Tbsp butter
4 - 5oz. semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate bars
Bottom Layer: In a double boiler, melt butter, sugar, cocoa; add egg and vanilla and cook until thickened. Add crumbs, coconut and nuts. Press into buttered 9-inch square pan and chill for about 15 minutes.
Middle Layer: Beat together butter, pudding mix powder, sugar and milk and spread evenly over bottom layer. Chill 15 minutes.
Top Layer: Melt chocolate with butter; cool slightly and gently spread over second layer. Chill until just set. Score with a sharp knife, then cut into squares. (Can be frozen for up to 6 months)
Variations: Cherry Nanaimo Bars: add 1 tbsp. Kirsch and red food coloring.
Mint Nanaimo Bars: add 1 tbsp. Creme de Menthe and green food coloring.
Grand Marnier Nanaimo Bars: add 1 tbsp. Grand Marnier
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