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Category   Desserts - Breads
Sub Category   None

1/2 C unsalted butter
1/4 C sugar
5 TB cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg beaten
pinch of salt (1/8 tsp)
1 3/4 C graham cracker crumbs
1/2 C almonds finely chopped
1/2 C softened unsalted butter
2-3 TB heavy cream
2 TB dry vanilla pudding mix
2 C powdered sugar
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate
2 TB unsalted butter

Butter 8x8 dish and line with parchment paper- set aside. In saucepan over med to low heat melt butter. Remove from heat and add sugar, cocoa powder and salt. While whisking vigorously slowly pour in beaten egg in a thin stream until encorporated. Return mixture to heat and cook until thickened
Remove from heat and add graham cracker crumbs, coconut and almonds and toss until coated. Press into prepared dish and chill while preparing the filling.
In a separate bowl make the filling by combining the softened butter, heavy cream, pudding and powdered sugar with a hand mixer. Whip until pale and fluffy adding a TB more of cream if needed to thin out so it's spreadable. Spread over compltely cooled crust and return to fridge to chill and firm up before adding topping.
For third layer gently melt chocolate and butter on in the microwave in 20 second intervals just until melted and smooth. Spread over chilled bars and return to fridge to set. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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