A recipe handed down from my mother-in-law. Passive work time is estimate of time necessary to chill.
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 3 tablespoons cocoa
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1⁄2 cup chopped nuts
- 1 cup coconut
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 1⁄4 cup soft butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 2 tablespoons bird's custard powder
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup heavy cream (or amount necessary)
- 3 (1 ounce) semi-sweet chocolate baking squares
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons butter
- 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.
- 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.
- Top layer: Melt semi-sweet chocolate squares with butter. Spread in thin layer over top of custard layer.
- Chill until set. Cut in squares. Store in refrigerator or they get too soft.
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.
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.