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Nanaimo Bars Are A Canadian Holiday Treat Which Originated In Nanaimo, British Columbia, And Enjoyed In Many Forms Across Canada

Ingredients

Nanaimo Bar Crust

1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

1/4 Cup Hard Butter

1 Egg – Slightly Beaten

1 3/4 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs

1/2 Cup Ground Almonds

Nanaimo Bar Filling

1/4 Cup Hard Butter

1 1/2 Cup Icing Sugar

1 Tablespoon Milk

1 Tablespoon Cherry Juice

1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract

1/4 Cup Maraschino Cherries – Chopped And Well Drained

1/4 Cup Dessicated Coconut

Nanaimo Bar Glaze

3/4 Cup Semi – Sweet Chocolate Chips

2 Tablespoons Hard Butter

Crust Method

Prepare 8 x 8 inch baking pan with foil

In a small bowl melt chocolate chips and butter over hot water-remove from heat

Stir in egg

Add graham cracker crumbs and almonds

Press evenly into foil-lined pan

Chill in refrigerator

Filling Method

In a bowl, beat butter, icing sugar, almond extract until creamy

Add milk and cherry juice

Stir in chopped maraschino cherries and coconut

Spread over bottom layer

Chill in refrigerator

Glaze Method

Melt chocolate chips and hard butter over hot water

Spread over cherry layer

Chill at least 2 hours before serving

Lift from pan

Remove foil

Cut into squares

Store in airtight container

Makes Approximately 16 Squares