Welcome to my little recipe box on the net. This is a place for me to share my family's favourite recipes with friends and relatives. Some have been handed down through the generations and some I have just collected over the years. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do and that I don't make you too hungry. *g*

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Nanaimo Bars - Cranberry

Cranberry Nanaimo Bars

1/2 cup butter, softened
3 squares semi-sweet chocolate
2 tbsp sugar
1 egg
2 cup graham wafer crumbs
1 cup coconut
1 tbsp grated orange rind

Melt butter with chocolate and remove from heat. Stir in sugar and egg. Add crumbs, coconut and orange rind; mix well. Press into 9-inch square pan. Chill.

Cranberry Layer:
1/4 cup whole cranberry sauce, chopped
1 tbsp orange liqueur or orange juice
Combine cranberry sauce and liqueur. Spread evenly over base.

Custard Layer:
2 tbsp custard powder
3 tbsp milk
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cup icing sugar

Using electric mixer, beat together all ingredients. Spread over base. Chill.

Chocolate Layer:
4 squares semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 tbsp butter

Melt chocolate and butter over low heat or in microwave on medium power for 2 minutes, stir until melted. Spread evenly over filling. Chill. Let stand at room temperature for fifteen minutes before cutting into bars.

To store: Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks before cutting.


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