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Cherry Almond Nanaimo Bars

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“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.”
READY IN:
2hrs 25mins
SERVES:
30
YIELD:
30 bars
UNITS:
US

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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