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Napoleon Cremes Recipe

Napoleon Cremes Recipe

For the annual Christmas open house we host, I set out a buffet with lots of food and candies like these lovely layered treats. They're so creamy...and with a green pistachio layer of pudding peeking out, they're very merry.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:48 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio or lemon pudding mix
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  • 1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter with sugar, cocoa and vanilla; cook and stir until butter is melted. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. Stir in crumbs and coconut. Press into a greased 9-in. square pan.
  • 2. Beat remaining butter until smooth. Add milk, pudding mix and confectioners' sugar; beat until fluffy. Spread over crust. Refrigerate until firm, 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  • 3. For topping, microwave chocolate chips and butter until melted; stir until smooth. Cool. Spread over pudding layer. Refrigerate until set. Cut into bars. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 116 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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jenny44 User ID: 4415011 213909
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"wonderful recipe, but I use vanilla pudding. .just delicious"

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