Cherry Almond Nanaimo Bars
1/2 c Butter
1/4 c Sugar
1/3 c Cocoa
1 ts Vanilla
1 Egg; beaten
1 c dried flaked coconut
1 3/4 c Graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c Almonds; chopped
1/4 c Butter; softened
1 tb Cherry juice
2 c confectioner's sugar
1/3 c Maraschino cherries; chopped
2 oz Semisweet chocolate
1 tb Butter
BASE: Cook butter, sugar, cocoa, vanilla & 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 a
greased 9 pan inch square pan. Chill for 1 hour.
FILLING: Cream butter, cherry juice and extract. Gradually beat in
confectioner's sugar to a make a smooth spreading consistency. Stir
in cherries. Spread over base and chill until firm.
TOP: Heat chocolate and butter, stirring until smoothly melted.
Drizzle chocolate over filling. Chill. Cut into bars.
YIELD: 30 BARS