MI Coop Kitchen

3 Layer Mess Bars

Recipe by
HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative  
3 hours (because of chilling time of layers)
Prep: 30 minutes total | Cook: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter/margarine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut (optional)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons butter/margarine
  • few drops water

Directions

  1. FIRST LAYER
  2. In double-boiler over medium heat, combine first 3 ingredients until melted and combined
  3. add vanilla and beaten egg to above and low boil for minutes (stirring to avoid burning)
  4. removed from heat and add graham crackers, nuts and coconut (optional)
  5. Press completed first layer into buttered 9×12/9×13 pan
  6. chill 30 minutes or until firm
  7. SECOND LAYER
  8. cream butter, milk and vanilla pudding
  9. beat in powdered sugar until smooth and creamy
  10. spread evenly over FIRST LAYER
  11. chill 30 minutes or until set
  12. THIRD LAYER
  13. melt chips and butter
  14. add a few drops water for smooth consistance
  15. spread over chilled SECOND LAYER
  16. chill until chocolate set
  17. cut into squares and share with your favorites!
  18. AWESOME!!
  19. Serve immediately.
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