This is a collection of recipes passed down by the Houghton sisters ~
Barbara, Dorcas & Frances.

An idea that became a reality when family bonded together to gather recipes from the past. I would like to thank everyone for their submissions. Many a memory we have from these tasty treats and hopefully by putting them all together ~
many more can be made.


Coming soon: Applesauce Cake, Carrot Cake, War Cake, Gingerbread, Gumdrop Pound Cake, Green Tomato Mincemeat, Apple Pudding, Apple Crisp & Banana Muffins

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Nanaimo Bars

Mom’s (Aunt Jeanne’s) Nanaimo Bars

Makes about 20 bars.

1 egg

¼ c cocoa

¼ c sugar

½ c butter

1 tsp. vanilla

1 ½ c Graham wafer crumbs

1 c coconut

½ c chopped walnuts

1 egg

¼ c butter

1 tsp. vanilla

2 c sifted icing sugar

4 squares semi sweet chocolate

1 tsp. butter

Butter 9X9 square pan.

Break an egg into saucepan and beat with wire whisk until just mixed.

Add ¼ c. cocoa, ¼ c. sugar and ½ c. butter.

Turn heat to medium and stir constantly until it starts to thicken.

Remove from heat and stir in 1 tsp. of vanilla, graham wafers, coconut and walnuts.

Press into prepared pan and place in freezer while you make topping.

In small bowl, beat 1 egg, ¼ c. butter, 1 tsp. vanilla, until well mixed with the electric mixer. Gradually beat in icing sugar. Carefully spoon over chocolate base and spread evenly. Place in freezer while you melt the chocolate.

Place squares of chocolate and 1 tbsp. of butter in a pan over hot water and heat until melted or melt in a microwave safe bowl. Spread over cream layer of bars.

Draw a knife through the 2 layers to form a swirl.

Keep in the refrigerator and wait at least 1 hour before cutting.

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