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       Title: Cherry Almond Nanaimo Bars
  Categories: Canadian, Cookies, Candies
       Yield: 1 servings
  
 ------------------------------------BASE------------------------------------
     1/2 c  Butter                              1    Egg; beaten
     1/4 c  Sugar                               1 c  Coconut, desiccated
     1/3 c  Cocoa                           1 3/4 c  Graham wafer crumbs
       1 ts Vanilla                           1/2 c  Almonds; chopped
 
 ----------------------------------FILLING----------------------------------
     1/4 c  Butter; softened                    2 c  Icing sugar
 	    1 tb Cherry juice			   1/3 c  Maraschino cherries;
      chopped
 
 ------------------------------------TOP------------------------------------
       2 oz Semisweet chocolate                 1 tb Butter
  
   BASE: Cook butter, sugar, cocoa, vanilla & egg in saucepan over low heat
   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 icing
   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
   
   SOURCE: _Tastefully Yours_, All Saint Kingsway Anglican Church, Toronto
  
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