Cherry Almond Nanaimo Bars

READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
Recipe by LuckyMomof3

These go well on any goody platter. They're great for valentine's day parties 'cause they're pink! I also pair these with my Chocolate Mint Nanaimo Bars on Christmas platters. Green and red, what's more Christmasy? The filling is so good with chunks of cherries throughout YUM!Note: Don't let the long list intimidate you...these are really easy to make and time below includes chilling times.

Top Review by BestTeenChef

These tasted great! There was alittle bit of base leftover in the pan but i still I got quite a few nice pieces i also used 1/3 cup chocolate chips for the topping. Thanks for the recipe LuckyMomof2!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Base:.
  2. Melt margarine, sugar, cocoa, vanilla and egg in saucepan over low heat stirring constantly until it begins to thicken.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in coconut, graham cracker crumbs, and chopped almonds.
  4. Press into greased 9x9-inch pan.
  5. Chill 1 hour.
  6. Filling:.
  7. Cream butter, cherry juice, and vanilla.
  8. Gradually beat in, with hand mixer or by hand, icing sugar to make a smooth spreading consistency.
  9. Stir in chopped cherries.
  10. Spread evenly over chilled base.
  11. Chill until firm.
  12. Topping:.
  13. Heat chocolate and butter over medium heat until smoothly melted. Drizzle over filling.
  14. Chill.
  15. Cut into 30 bars with sharp knife pressing down gently to break the drizzle first then drag to slice.

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