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    Nancy's Prayer Bars

    Nancy's Prayer Bars. Photo by * Pamela *

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 40 mins

    40 mins

    1 hrs

    Peggy Lynn's Note:

    This recipe came from a Junior League Cookbook from Louisiana--published in the seventies--cookbook entitled"Talk About Good" similar to a Nanaimo bar--BUT...Better!!!

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    First Layer

    Second Layer

    Third Layer

    • 1 (9 3/4 ounce) Hershey chocolate candy bars (we have used a 10.2 ounce bar-and that works well)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      For the first layer:.
    2. 2
      Melt butter and cocoa together over hot water(double boiler) or in a saucepan over very low heat.
    3. 3
      Add powdered sugar, egg and vanilla;continue to cook for a minute or two longer over low heat.
    4. 4
      Set aside.
    5. 5
      Mix nuts,crumbs and coconut if desired and add to first mixture.
    6. 6
      Mix well and press into a 13x9 pan.
    7. 7
      Chill for about 30 minutes.
    8. 8
      For the second layer:.
    9. 9
      Melt butter, cream and vanilla.
    10. 10
      Add pudding mix and cook for one minute, stirring constantly.
    11. 11
      Remove from heat and add powdered sugar.
    12. 12
      Blend and spread over first layer.
    13. 13
      For the third layer:.
    14. 14
      Melt Hershey's Chocolate Bar and spread carefully over the top.
    15. 15
      Chill for 30 minutes.
    16. 16
      Bring to room temperature before cutting into 2 inch squares*this helps to prevent crumbling.
    17. 17
      Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.Makes approx 60 bars.
    18. 18
      *****Cook time is actually chilling time****.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 02, 2010

      55

      My Grandmother made these for years for the Holidays with one alternative version as well. Substitute maple flavoring/butterscotch pudding mix instead of vanilla/vanilla pudding mix to change it up.

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    • on October 29, 2005

      55

      My Mom has made these for years - they are a family favorite. Glad to see them here!

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    • on April 29, 2013

      45

      Just made these! Sooo good.

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    Nutritional Facts for Nancy's Prayer Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (19 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 60

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 88.6
     
    Calories from Fat 44
    50%
    Total Fat 4.9 g
    7%
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    12%
    Cholesterol 11.7 mg
    3%
    Sodium 38.5 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 10.4 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 8.1 g
    32%
    Protein 0.9 g
    1%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vanilla pudding mix

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