Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 mins
An old family favorite that is delicious and irresistible. This old fashioned recipe is one that is always requested to be on the Christmas goodie tray. A great hit at the potlucks.
- 8 -10 graham wafers, for bottom
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 cup graham wafer crumbs
- 1 cup coconut
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 8 -10 graham wafers, for top
White Butter Icing
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine, softened
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 -1 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- BASE- Line bottom of a 9x9 pan or 6 1/2 x 10 pan with graham wafers, cutting to fit if necessary.
- FILLING- In pot add butter or margarine, sugar, milk, and beaten egg.
- CAREFULLY bring to a boil, then turn down heat, stirring all the while until well dissolved and begins to thicken.
- Take off heat, add the Graham Wafer crumbs, coconut and the walnuts.
- Spread on base, top with the Graham Wafers cutting to fit if necessary and frost with white Butter Icing.
- WHITE BUTTER ICING.
- Cream butter, add the milk and vanilla.
- Add icing sugar gradually to mixture until you have a nice spreading consistency adding more if needed.
- NOTE- When frosting the cake I use just enough icing to nicely cover the cake.
Made this up for the DS to take to his music recreation group were they enjoyed it. I was lucky enough to be able to use graham crackers (used 2 of the three packets in the box) and used a 23cm square pan. Set in the refrigerator and was easy to slice and remove from the tin once set. Thank you Gerry, made for Aussie/NZ Swap #36 January 2010.
If you want a sweet treat than try this square. Believe me, it went into the freezer quickly as it is very addictive and rich.
This is one of my favorite Squares. I have been making it for years and it has been taken to many pot lucks, showers, office paries and on and on. I often add a bit of food color to the icing to suit the occasion. a bit of red (for pink) for christmas or green for christmas or st. Patrick's day and of course white =for a baby shower (or pink or blue). It has been our favorite square for many years and to good for other zaar chefs to pass by.