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Grand Marnier Nanaimo Bars


Grand Marnier Layer

Chocolate Topping


  1. In bowl, stir together crumbs, coconut and pecans.
  2. In small saucepan, gently heat butter, cocoa and sugar until butter melts.
  3. Remove from heat; whisk in egg.
  4. Blend into crumb mixture.
  5. Press into greased 9 inch square cake pan. Bake in 350F oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Let cool on rack.

Grand Marnier Layer:

  1. In bowl, place half of icing sugar with butter, mix in half of the icing sugar with butter; mix in Grand Marnier, remaining icing sugar and orange rind.
  2. Spread over base.

Chocolate Topping:

  1. Stir butter into chocolate until melted; spread evenly over Grand Marnier layer.
  2. Let cool for 20 minutes in refrigerator; cut into bars. (Bars can be covered, refrigerated up to 2 weeks, or frozen up to 2 months.
  3. Let soften slightly before serving.


  1. Make base and Chocolate Topping as above.
  2. In layer, substitute milk for Grand Marnier; add 1/2 tsp vanilla.
  3. Substitute 2 tsp. grated lemon rind for orange juice.

Recipe source: Canadian Living's Desserts by Elizabeth Baird

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