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Jun 12, 2011 06:44 PM

Layered graham cracker square recipe needed.

I grew up in Western Canada and I remember these squares at every wedding, dance, and funeral that I ever went to. They were whole grahams layered with this creamy chocolate and they were sooo good. I have never seen them in a bakery or anywhere in the city. If you can help me out I would appreciate it. Thanks all !

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    1. re: todao

      Thanks anyway but this bar is layered like a cake would be with crackers, chocolate then cracker again ,usually about 6 layers. I came up the same recipe you sent when I did a search. Thanks again for trying.

    2. Since you said Canada, any chance it was a nainamo bar?

      They seem to come in lots of different varieties.

      1. It sounds to me like you're looking for a version of an icebox cake, made with graham crackers and a chocolate filling.

        Here are a couple of recipes:

        1. A male friend used to amaze the ladies in the office by bringing his "Eclair Cake" to office potlucks. It's by NO means an eclair. I'm a pretty notorious snob about desserts and pre-packaged convenience foods, but I have to admit...this tasted pretty good and I can see how it would be your guilty pleasure. It was mine a number of times when no one was looking.

          I googled for it and got:

          Which I think is pretty close to what he told me. Hope that helps!

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          1. re: danna

            Well danna, I think I will try your recipe you posted, as my mother found the one I was looking for and it started off with "half a cup of crisco lard" !!! The name of the cake is Bachelors Cake. Thanks for the help !

            1. re: beekeroc

              heh, heh "crisco lard". Well I'm not sure the thing I posted was any healthier...but lord knows it shouldn't be a major time investment ;-) let us know how your nostalgia cake turns out !

              1. re: danna

                My aunt made the same thing but used sugar free vanilla pudding and chocolate icing--came out great without much of that no sugar after taste. Its easier to find the sugar free pudding and icings now a days than when we searched every store trying to find it. its worth trying and very very good!

          2. I make these all the time using good quality grams, and alternating layers of chocolate and vanilla puddings, and whipped cream on top. (for potlucks at work I use cool whip whichcan sit out for hours, ew) And when I make it at home I nearly always put sliced banana in the vanilla layers. OMGYUM

            That's as close as I can think of to what you are asking, but you can use any combination of flat cookies and puddings. I'm queen of the icebox cake since I can't bake worth beans nor turn the oven on in summer