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       Title: Nanaimo Bars -2
  Categories: Canadian, Candies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
 --------------------------------BOTTOM LAYER--------------------------------
     1/2 c  Butter                          1 3/4 c  Graham wafer cracker crumbs
     1/4 c  Sugar, granulated                 1/2 c  Nuts;finely chopped
     1/3 c  Cocoa powder;unsweetened            1 c  Coconut;shredded
       1    Egg;beaten                    
 
 --------------------------------MIDDLE LAYER--------------------------------
     1/2 c  Butter                              2 tb Custard powder;*
       3 tb Light cream                         2 c  Icing Sugar
 
 ---------------------------------TOP LAYER---------------------------------
       4 oz Semisweet chocolate                 2 tb Butter
  
   * Anne’s note: Custard powder can be found in the bakinfg section of
   Canadian supermarkets. I have seen the substitution of instant vanilla
   pudding or instant vanilla pudding powder in American cookbooks.
   
   “Recipes for this no-bake treasure appear in countless cookbook as
   Chocolate Fridge Cake, New York Slice, Miracle Bars, Ribbon Squres and many
   other names. But the origin of Nanaimo Bars is still a hot topic of debate.
   The Woman’s Auxiliary to the Nanaimo Hospital Cook Book (1952) included
   three similar recipes (two called Chocolate Squares and one Chocolate
   Slice). These recipes appeared under the name Nanaimo Bars in the Vancouver
   Sun in the early 50’s and in the B.C. Women’s Institute Centennial of B.C.
   Cookbook in 1958. The test kitchens of food companies developed various
   versions with their own products. Since the 50s, endless variations include
   Minted, Grand Marnier, Cherry, Pina Colada, Mocha, and Peanut Butter
   Nanaimo Bars...During the 50s, a Dairy Food Service Bureau recipe called
   Dominoes suggested piping a little bit of the middle layer into dots on top
   to give a domino pattern when cut.”
   
   Bottom Layer: In double boiler, melt butter, sugar and cocoa; add egg and
   cook until thickened. Add crumbs, nuts and coconut. Press into ungreased 9
   inch square pan.
    Middle Layer: Beat together butter, cream, custard powder and sugar;
   spread over base. Chill.
    Top Layer: Melt chocolate with butter; cool slightly. Pour over second
   layer; chill. Cut into bars.
   
   SOURCE: The Fifties chapter in _A Century of Canadian Home Cooking_
   "During the 50s
  
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