A Holiday Fave From my Childhood

I don’t know if these babies are specific to Canada but I grew¬†up making, and definitely eating, these every Christmas and now I share these with my own family. I know these as Nanaimo Bars (I’m guessing from Nanaimo British Columbia) or Dominos and this recipe was adapted from Martha Paul.

nanaimo-bars

Size: more than you should eat ;)

Ingredients:
1 Cup Butter (split in half and softened) + 2 TSP
1/4 Cup Sugar
5 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Egg (beaten)
1 3/4 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 Cup Shredded Coconut
3 TBSP Heavy Cream
2 TBSP Instant Pudding mix
2 Cups Confectioner's Sugar
4 oz Semisweet Chocolate

Directions:
  1. BOTTOM LAYER: Using a double boiler combine and melt 1/2 C butter, sugar, and cocoa. Stir until smooth. Slowly beat in the egg until thick (about 2 minutes). Remove form heat and stir in the graham crumbs and coconut. Press into an 8×8 ungreased pan.
  2. MIDDLE LAYER: Cream the other 1/2 C butter, heavy cream and pudding powder until fluffy. Mix in the confectioner’s sugar until smooth. Spread evenly over middle layer and chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  3. TOP LAYER: Melt the chocolate and 2 TSP of butter over double boiler. Spread evenly over middle layer and chill for 30 or more minutes before cutting into squares.
  4. ENJOY

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Author: tammyjuco

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