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Napoleon Cremes

 Napoleon Cremes
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.
48 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs (about 32 squares)
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio or lemon pudding mix
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Directions

  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter, sugar, cocoa and
  • vanilla; cook and stir until butter is melted. Stir a small amount
  • of hot mixture into egg; return all to the 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.
  • In a small bowl, 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.

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Napoleon Cremes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth.
  • Cool. Spread over pudding layer. Chill until set. Cut into bars.
  • Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 116 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 102 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.