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French Cream Slices

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Ingredients
For first layer
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Baking chocolate 1 Ounce
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Graham cracker crumbs 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Chopped nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flaked coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For second layer
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Instant french vanilla pudding mix 2 Tablespoon
  Powdered sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Milk 3 Tablespoon
For glaze
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Semi sweet chocolate 4 Ounce
Directions

MAKING
1) To prepare the first layer, in a saucepan or double boiler set up, mix together butter, sugar and baking chocolate.
2) Over a low flame, stir the mixture gently.
3) Add in the vanilla extract along with the beaten egg. You can skip the egg at this stage and use 1/2 cup of butter or margarine instead.
4) Cook on simmer for 5 minutes, while stirring.
5) Add in the Graham cracker crumbs, chopped nuts and flaked coconut into the mixture. Mix well.
6) Take a 9-inch square pan and press the above mixture into the pan. Let the crust chill for about 15 minutes.
7) Meanwhile, prepare the second layer by creaming together the butter, vanilla pudding mix, sugar and milk. Beat till fluffy.
8) Spread the pudding mixture evenly over the first layer.
9) Let the pan chill for another 15 minutes.
10) The last step is to prepare the glaze. In a small saucepan melt the butter along with semisweet chocolate. Spread the glaze over the chilled second layer.

SERVING
11) Chill the pan once more before slicing and serving.
12) You can keep the French Cream Slices refrigerated or frozen.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Gourmet
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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