Sunday, April 18, 2010

Last Post of the Day LOL

I haven't done a lot of baking/cooking lately but these look like something I will have to try out really really soon :) I got the recipe from..... Playing House.

Nanaimo Bars
Adapted from The City of Nanaimo
Makes ~50 bars

Bottom Layer
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
¼ cup sugar
5 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 egg, beaten
1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
½ c. finely chopped almonds
1 cup coconut
½ c. Heath toffee bits (optional)

Melt first 3 ingredients in top of double boiler. Add egg and stir to cook and thicken, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in crumbs, coconut, nuts, and toffee if using. Press firmly into an ungreased 8" x 8" pan.

Middle Layer
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 Tbsp. and 2 Tsp. half-and-half
2 Tbsp. vanilla custard powder or powdered vanilla pudding mix
2 cups powdered sugar

Cream butter, cream, custard powder, and icing sugar together well. Beat until light. Spread over bottom layer.

Top Layer
4 squares semi-sweet chocolate (1 oz. each)
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler. Once cool, but still liquid, pour over second layer. Chill in refrigerator for several hours before cutting and serving. Cut into small pieces, they're rich!

7 comments:

maria said...

They look delicious and FATTENING!

Don't forget" A minute on your hips, forever on your hips".

Maria

Doris Sturm said...

I would rename them to "Instant Heart Attack!" and consumer beware!

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness those look great. Please tell me those are somehow good for me?

Prim's by Kim said...

I think I just gained 5lbs LOL Those look scrumptious!

AshTreeCottage said...

My hubby will love these!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

katscountryprims said...

Oh dear! These would truly be "death by chocolate". Chocolate is a vegetable.....right? LOL!!

Cathy said...

I need to stop reading these yummy recipes you post!!! OMG!!! :) lol!!!