Gluten Free Nanaimo Bars

These are a favourite in my family. My sister Janet usually makes them for family get-togethers and lucky for me (and you) it is easy to convert to gluten free!

BOTTOM LAYER

Combine, in a sauce pan: 5 tbs. GF cocoa

½ cup butter

1 tsp. GF vanilla

1 egg

Cook over medium heat until custard-like.

Add:  2 cups GF cornflake crumbs

1 cup coconut

½ finely chopped walnuts

Pack into an 8” square pan.

MIDDLE LAYER

Mix together well:   ¼ cup butter

2 tbs custard powder

2 tbs milk

2 cups icing sugar

Spread over bottom layer.

TOP LAYER

Melt 4 squares of semi-sweet chocolate in 1 tbs. butter.

Spread over middle layer.

Allow to cool 10 to 15 minutes and score the top into squares.

Chill thoroughly before cutting.

NOTE: The original recipe calls for graham cracker crumbs rather than GF corn flakes.  If you go back through my posts, you will find a recipe for GF graham crackers. They are a bit of a pain to make but if you want the exact flavour, it is worth it.

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