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Title: Nanaimo Bars II
Categories: Desserts, Canadian, Usenet
Yield: 20 bars
1/2 c Butter
1/4 c Sugar, granulated
5 T Cocoa
1 t Vanilla
1 2/3 c Graham wafer crumbs, fine
1 c Coconut, desiccated
1/2 c Walnuts, chopped
1/4 c Butter
2 c Icing sugar, sifted
4 oz Chocolate, semi-sweet
1 T Butter
MAKE CRUST: Grease a 9-inch square cake pan. In a sauce pan combine the
butter, sugar, cocoa, egg and vanilla. Cook over medium heat stirring
constantly, until smooth and slightly thickened. Stir in the remaining
crust ingredients and press into prepared pan.
Make the creamy center: cream the butter and gradually beat in icing sugar
and egg. Spread over crumb mixture and chill for about 15 minutes.
Make the chocolate topping: melt the chocolate and butter together over
hot water or in a microwave, being careful not to burn. Spread on top of
the previous parts. Chill until set. Cut into squares with a sharp knife.
No-bake, 3-layer (chocolate covered) bars -- Nanaimo bars are a
traditional Canadian dessert, though nobody is certain where the tradition
came from. Laura Secord is a Canadian candy company; their cook book says
this about the origin of these fattening delicacies:
"A version of these no-bake bars developed in the Canadian kitchens of a
well-known food company, was christened by them Nanaimo bars after the city
of that name on Vancouver Island. Nanaimo (from sne-ny-mo, a local Indian
term for a loose confederation of five bands) started as a Hudson Bay
Trading Post in 1849."
: Difficulty: Easy.
: Time: 1 hour preparation, several hours chilling.
: Precision: Approximate measurement OK.
: Steven Sutphen
: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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