Naniamo bars. We all love em! Weather it's the chocolaty goodness or the green mint frosting in the middle it's hard to turn down a good naniamo bar. I`m about to share with you an awesome recipe my sister found for them online a few years back and we`ve made them ever since. They won`t crumble and they taste heavenly.
1/2 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Sugar
5 Tbs. Cocoa
1 Egg (beaten)
1 3/4 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
3/4 Cup Sweetened Flaked Coconut
3 Tbs. Milk
2 Tbs Vanilla Custard Powder (Bird`s custard powder can usually be found in the international isle at your grocery store, if you can`t find it, substitute vanilla Jell-O powder pudding)
2 Cups Icing Sugar
1 tsp. Peppermint flavouring
2 Drops Green Food Coloring ( I did more)
2/3 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 Tbs. Butter
1 Large or 3 Small Candy Canes (crushed)
1) Melt first three ingredients in heavy saucepan. Add beaten eggs stirring quickly until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut and crumbs. Press into ungreased 9x9 pan and chill in fridge.
2) Cream butter, milk, custard powder and icing sugar together and beat well. Add in peppermint flavouring and food coloring. Blend well and spread over first layer.
3) Melt chocolate and butter over low in a double boiler. When cool but still runny, spread over second layer. Sprinkle candy cane bits over top. Chill until chocolate hardens. Cut using a sharp warm knife.