Tomorrow is Canada day! I miss Canada very much and for so many reasons. My family is (mostly) there, I miss the weather, the food, friends, the food, water....lots of things! I made these yummy Canadian treats for a party Saturday (so much fun Linda!!) and another tomorrow evening (can't wait Kimmy!!) and they were SUPER yummy!
I'm thinking of doing a giveaway tomorrow in honor of Canada so check back then!
The Original Nanaimo Bar
***Bottom Layer ***
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter (European style cultured)
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 5 tablespoons cocoa
* 1 egg beaten
* 1 1/4 cup graham wafer crumbs
* 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
* 1 cup coconut
***Second Layer ****
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter
* 2 tablespoons cream PLUS
* 2 teaspoons cream
* 2 tablespoons vanilla custard powder
* 2 cups icing sugar
***Third Layer ***
* 4 squares semi-sweet chocolate (1 oz. each)
* 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Melt first 3 ingredients in top of double boiler. Add egg and stir to cook and thicken. Remove from heat. Stir in crumbs, coconut, and nuts. Press firmly into an ungreased 8" x 8" pan.
Cream butter, cream, custard powder, and icing sugar together well. Beat until light. Spread over bottom layer.
Melt chocolate and butter overlow heat. Cool. Once cool, but still liquid, pour over second layer and chill in refrigerator.
This recipe for Nanaimo Bar (Official) serves/makes 24 bars.