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First Layer

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 28 single Graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped

Second Layer

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla pudding powder
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar


  • 4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. First Layer: Cook first 5 ingredients in double boiler over boiling water until the consistency of custard.
  2. Mix last 3 ingredients and add to custard. Pour into a 9-inch square pan.
  3. Second Layer: Cream butter and add milk blended with pudding powder.
  4. Add confectioners' sugar; mix well.
  5. Spread over contents of pan and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  6. Icing: Melt chocolate and butter together and mix well.
  7. Spread over contents of pan.
  8. Refrigerate until set.


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