Cherry Almond Nanaimo Bars

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by laursy

Very rich bars - do not remain on a plate long. My son begs me to make these all the time but I usually save them for a special treat at Christmas.

Top Review by Don Steele

Laursy,Sorry ,at this time I cannot offer any stars,as am undecided.
my base was pressed in non-stick pan,and chilled allright.The filling was added ,and top layer added.When I went to cut these ,from the fridge the base was all crunbly.
I did use Becel a non-hydrogenated marg,as Doctor prescribes (Canada).I use this all the time as a sub for butter.Have you had any experience as this"..Thanks Don Steele

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bottom Layer: Cook butter, sugar, cocoa, vanilla and beaten egg in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in coconut, graham crumbs and almonds. Pat firmly into 9 x 13 pan. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  2. Filling: Cream butter, cherry juice and almond extract. Gradually beat in icing sugar to make a smooth spreading consistency. Stir in cherries. Spread over the first layer in the pan. Chill until firm.
  3. Top Layer: Heat chocolate and butter, stirring constantly until smoothly melted. Drizzle chocolate over filling. Chill.

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