I found this recipe on another food blog.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 1/4 cup Graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons cream
- 2 tablespoons custard powder
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 tablespoons butter
1. Bottom layer: Melt the butter, sugar and cocoa powder in the top of a double boiler. Whisk in egg and stir to cook the egg and thicken the mixture. Remove from heat and stir in Graham crumbs, walnuts and coconut. Press into an ungreased 8×8 pan.
2. Middle layer: Cream together the butter, cream and custard powder. Gradually add the icing sugar, beating until smooth and spreadable. (The end result should be a frosting like consistency. The original recipe said to add more icing sugar or cream as needed to get this consistency. We found we needed about 1 tablespoon more of cream.) Spread over the bottom layer. (We refrigerated for 30 minutes to set, before starting the top layer.)
3. Top layer: Melt the chocolate and butter over low heat. Once cool, pour over the custard layer and spread. Refrigerate until set.
Verdict: I really loved the top two layers of these bars. I thought that the chocolate top layer was just right, not too thick which I have found with other top layers. I really loved the taste of the custard, which I thought tasted like the store bought Nanaimo bars. The only part I didn’t really like was the bottom layer, which I found a little grainy.