Cherry Almond Nanaimo Bars

Recipe by LuckyMomof3
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READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
SERVES: 30
YIELD: 30 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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