Grand Marnier Nanaimo Bars

Recipe by FLKeysJen
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups graham wafer crumbs
  • 1
    cup coconut, unsweetened, flaked
  • 12
    cup pecans, toasted, chopped
  • 23
    cup butter
  • 13
    cup cocoa powder, unsweetened sifted
  • 14
    cup sugar, granulated
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • GRAND MARNIER LAYER
  • 14
    cup butter, softened
  • 14
    cup Grand Marnier or 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 1
    tablespoon orange rind, coarsely grated
  • CHOCOLATE TOPPING
  • 1
    tablespoon butter
  • 4
    ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
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DIRECTIONS

  • In bowl, stir together crumbs, coconut and pecans.
  • In small saucepan, gently heat butter, cocoa and sugar until butter melts.
  • Remove from heat; whisk in egg.
  • Blend into crumb mixture.
  • Press into greased 9 inch square cake pan.
  • Bake in 350F oven for 10 minutes. Let cool on rack.
  • Grand Marnier Layer: 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.
  • Spread over base.
  • Chocolate Topping: Stir butter into chocolate until melted; spread evenly over Grand Marnier layer.
  • 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. Let soften slightly before serving.
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