Rich Chocolate Cream Bars Recipe

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Rich Chocolate Cream Bars Recipe
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Rich Chocolate Cream Bars Recipe

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Thick and fudgy, these treats only look fussy. The truth is, they're layered bars that don't require any baking time at all! My grandmother concocted the recipe years ago.
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • 5 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 24 squares)
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter (no substitutes)

Directions

In the top of a double boiler, combine butter, cocoa, sugar, egg and vanilla. Cook and stir over simmering water until mixture reaches 160° and is thickened. In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, coconut and walnuts. Stir in cocoa mixture; blend well. Press into a greased 9-in. square baking pan; set aside. For filling, combine butter, milk and pudding mix in a mixing bowl. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth; spread over crust. For glaze, melt chocolate and butter; spread over filling. Cover and refrigerate until set. Cut into bars. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Rich Chocolate Cream Bars in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p34

  • 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • 5 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 24 squares)
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter (no substitutes)
  1. In the top of a double boiler, combine butter, cocoa, sugar, egg and vanilla. Cook and stir over simmering water until mixture reaches 160° and is thickened. In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, coconut and walnuts. Stir in cocoa mixture; blend well. Press into a greased 9-in. square baking pan; set aside. For filling, combine butter, milk and pudding mix in a mixing bowl. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth; spread over crust. For glaze, melt chocolate and butter; spread over filling. Cover and refrigerate until set. Cut into bars. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Rich Chocolate Cream Bars in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p34

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misssixx User ID: 3683409 204010
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"These are a great rich bar.These bars originated in Canada they are called Nanaimo bars VERY popular and sweet.A woman from Nanaimo made these many years ago and If you are Canadian you know what a Nanaimo bar is. Nanaimo is a small place on Vancouver Island."

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