Almond Custard Bars

    Almond Custard Bars

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    These bars have three layers so they look like a lot of work but they're really not. They are simple to make and are a fantastic dessert for people with a sweet tooth!

    Ingredients
    Serves: 16 

    • 125g butter, softened
    • 1/4 cup (50g) white sugar
    • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1 3/4 cups digestive biscuit crumbs
    • 1 cup (90g) flaked coconut
    • 1/2 cup (60g) finely chopped almonds
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 3 tablespoons thickened cream
    • 2 tablespoons custard powder
    • 2 cups (300g) icing sugar
    • 120g cooking chocolate
    • 2 teaspoons butter

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Extra time:5hours chilling  ›  Ready in:5hours30min 

    1. In the top of a double boiler combine 125g 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 crumbs, coconut and almonds (if you like). Press into the bottom of an ungreased 20cm square pan.
    2. For the middle layer cream together 125g butter, cream and custard powder until light and fluffy. Mix in the icing sugar until smooth. Spread over the bottom layer in the pan. Chill to set.
    3. While the second layer is chilling, melt the 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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