Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 30 mins

A recipe handed down from my mother-in-law. Passive work time is estimate of time necessary to chill.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bottom Layer: In double boiler melt together butter, cocoa, and sugar. Stir in egg and vanilla. Remove from heat and add graham cracker crumbs, nuts, and coconut. Pack in buttered 9 x 12-inch pan.
  2. Middle Layer: In a medium-sized bowl, mix together icing sugar, butter, custard powder and enough cream (or milk) to reach spreading consistancy. Spread over first layer. Set aside.
  3. Top layer: Melt semi-sweet chocolate squares with butter. Spread in thin layer over top of custard layer.
  4. Chill until set. Cut in squares. Store in refrigerator or they get too soft.
Most Helpful

A very easy sweet slice/bar/square to serve with tea or coffee as a treat or as an after dinner dessert. These were made by the Chef 'Sackville' whilst she was staying with us for a couple of days with her husband on the New Zealand leg of their around the world trip by bicycle. We all loved them and I know I will always think of Canada when I make them :) A 'keeper' for me.

Jen T April 28, 2009

These are wonderful. I love the flavors with the custard and chocolate and coconut. Not too sweet and very delicious. They were a big hit with everyone I shared them with.

Sharlene~W December 04, 2006