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Friday, December 5, 2008

Nanaimo Squares

These are probably our most favorite cookies. I usually only make them at Christmas time.
NANAIMO SQUARES

BOTTOM LAYER:
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
5 Tbsp cocoa powder
3/4 cup coconut
1 egg (beaten)
1 3/4 cup graham wafer crumbs
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

Melt butter in saucepan. Mix in cocoa and sugar. Add egg and stir until egg is cooked and mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Press firmly into ungreased 9x9 pan. I usually like the pan with foil wrap to make them easier to remove from the pan. Set in refrigerator to cool.

MIDDLE LAYER:
1/2 cup butter
3 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp vanilla custard powder
2 cups icing sugar

Mix and beat until light. Spread over cooled bottom layer.

TOP LAYER:
4 semisweet chocolate squares
2 Tbsp butter

Melt and let cool slightly. Spoon over middle layer. Chill

The best way to cut these squares with cracking the chocolate layer is to first run a knife around the edges of the pan. Turn out unto cutting board. Heat a big knife with hot water, then cut into squares. The heat from the knife should slice the chocolate nicely.

4 comments:

Bobbie said...

Wow - these cookies sound great. I want to try them. Can you tell me what vanilla custard powder is?
Thx,
Bobbie
mamacz@sbcglobal.net

Beverley Todd said...

Sounds yummy ... will have to give them a go!

MGodss said...

These look great. Thanks for the recipe, I am going to give these a try.
TT
M

goldhalo AKA Natasha said...

Yum-o!!! These are my hubby's FAV!!! We only make them at Christmas too!! Sound soooo yummy!