Nanaimo Bars III Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- ½ cup butter, softened
<br>- ¼ cup white sugar
<br>- 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
<br>- 1  egg, beaten
<br>- 1 ¾ cups graham cracker crumbs
<br>- 1 cup flaked coconut
<br>- ½ cup finely chopped almonds (optional)
<br>- ½ cup butter, softened
<br>- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
<br>- 2 tablespoons custard powder
<br>- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
<br>- 4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet baking chocolate
<br>- 2 teaspoons butter
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: In the top of a double boiler, combine 1/2 cup butter, white sugar and cocoa powder. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Beat in the egg, stirring until thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in the graham cracker crumbs, coconut and almonds (if you like). Press into the bottom of an ungreased 8x8 inch pan.
<br>step 2: For the middle layer, cream together 1/2 cup butter, heavy cream and custard powder until light and fluffy. Mix in the confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over the bottom layer in the pan. Chill to set.
<br>step 3: While the second layer is chilling, melt the semisweet chocolate and 2 teaspoons butter together in the microwave or over low heat. Spread over the chilled bars. Let the chocolate set before cutting into squares.
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Ingredients
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 ¾ cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- ½ cup finely chopped almonds (optional)
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons custard powder
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet baking chocolate
- 2 teaspoons butter

Directions
step 1: In the top of a double boiler, combine 1/2 cup butter, white sugar and cocoa powder. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Beat in the egg, stirring until thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in the graham cracker crumbs, coconut and almonds (if you like). Press into the bottom of an ungreased 8x8 inch pan.
step 2: For the middle layer, cream together 1/2 cup butter, heavy cream and custard powder until light and fluffy. Mix in the confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over the bottom layer in the pan. Chill to set.
step 3: While the second layer is chilling, melt the semisweet chocolate and 2 teaspoons butter together in the microwave or over low heat. Spread over the chilled bars. Let the chocolate set before cutting into squares.

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