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Cherry Almond Nanaimo Bars

Ingredients

Base

Filling

Topping



Instructions

  1. Grease a 9-inch square pan.
  2. Base: Cook butter, sugar, cocoa, vanilla extract and egg in saucepan over low heat , stirring constantly until custard begins to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in coconut, crumbs and almonds. Pat firmly into prepared pan.
  3. Chill for 1 hour.
  4. Filling: Cream butter, cherry juice and extract. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar to a make a smooth spreading consistency. Stir in cherries. Spread over base and chill until firm.
  5. Topping: Heat chocolate and butter or vegetable shortening, stirring until smoothly melted. Drizzle chocolate over filling. Chill.
  6. Cut into bars.


Yield: 30 bars


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