French Cream Slices Recipe

Summary

Cooking Time20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings8
CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

For first layer
 Butter/Margarine1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Baking chocolate1 Ounce
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 Egg1 , beaten
 Graham cracker crumbs1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Chopped nuts1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Flaked coconut1 Cup (16 tbs)
For second layer
 Butter/Margarine1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Instant french vanilla pudding mix2 Tablespoon
 Powdered sugar2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Milk3 Tablespoon
For glaze
 Butter/Margarine1 Tablespoon
 Semi sweet chocolate4 Ounce

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 586 Calories from Fat 345

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 39 g60.7%

Saturated Fat 23.9 g119.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 81.4 mg

Sodium 128.7 mg5.4%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.8 g15.2%

Sugars 50.2 g

Protein 5 g10.2%

Vitamin A 13.4% Vitamin C 0.27%

Calcium 4% Iron 8.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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.
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