• Ingredients
  • Bottom Layer:
  • butter, melted 1/2 cup
  • brown sugar 1/3 cup
  • cocoa powder 3 Tbsp.
  • egg 1
  • vanilla 1 1/2 tsp.
  • Pirouline crumbs, crushed from 12 cookies 1 3/4 cup
  • coconut 1 cup
  • sliced almonds 1/2 cup
  • Filling:
  • butter, softened 1/4 cup
  • cream 1/4 cup
  • vanilla instant pudding mix 2 Tbsp.
  • powdered sugar 2 cups
  • Top Layer:
  • chocolate chips (2/3 cup) 4-oz.
  • butter 2 Tbsp.
  • Pirouline crumbs, finely crushed
mm Jane Winspear Published 35 recipes

  • Information
  • Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Intended for 3-5
  • Difficulty level Easy
  • Prepares in 4 steps
  • Ingredients 15

Steps to Complete

Step 1

40 minutes.
Prepare Bottom Layer: In a small bowl combine butter, brown sugar, cocoa powder, and egg. Transfer to pot and place over medium heat for 2 minutes. Remove from stove top and stir in vanilla. Evenly stir in Pirouline crumbs, coconut, and almonds. Press the Pirouline mixture into a buttered 8x8-inch or 9x9-inch square baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in fridge for 40 minutes.

Step 2

30 minutes.
Prepare Filling: In a small mixing bowl, whip butter, cream and vanilla pudding mix with a hand mixer on medium speed until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Stir in powdered sugar and blend until smooth, an additional minute. Spread mixture in an even layer over Bottom Layer. Recover and chill for 30 minutes.

Step 3

10 minutes
Prepare Top Layer: Melt chocolate chips and butter in a heat proof bowl, set over a pot of simmering water. Spread chocolate in an even layer over filling, sprinkle additional Pirouline crumbs over chocolate, recover and chill for 10 minutes until set.

Step 4

To cut bars without cracking the top layer, place two knives in a jug filled with very hot water. Do a few cuts with one knife, then return to hot water. Take the second knife out, do a few more cuts, and return to hot water. Repeat process until bars are evenly sliced. *This process wasn't used in the photos, and the chocolate cracked in an unattractive manner.

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