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Cherry Almond Nanaimo Bars

Ingredients:

Base:

1/2 c Butter
1/4 c Sugar
1/3 c Cocoa
1 ts Vanilla
1 Egg; beaten
1 c Coconut, desiccated
1 3/4 c Graham wafer crumbs
1/2 c Almonds; chopped

Filling:

1/4 c Butter; softened
1 tb Cherry juice
2 c Icing sugar
1/3 c Maraschino cherries; chopped

Top

2 oz Semisweet chocolate
1 tb Butter

Directions:

Base:

Cook butter, sugar, cocoa, vanilla & egg in saucepan over low heat heat, stirring constantly until custard begins to thicken.

Remove from heat and stir in coconut, crumbs and almonds. Pat firmly into a greased 9 pan inch square pan. Chill for 1 hour.

Filling:

Cream butter, cherry juice and extract. Gradually beat in icing sugar to a make a smooth spreading consistency. Stir in cherries. Spread over base and chill until firm.

Top: Heat chocolate and butter, stirring until smoothly melted. Drizzle chocolate over filling. Chill. Cut into bars.

Recipe yields: 30 bars.

Source: Tastefully Yours,  All Saint Kingsway Anglican Church, Toronto

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