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Grand Marnier Nanaimo Bars

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Servings: 1
Categories: Bars / Chocolate / Desserts

Ingredients:
2  cups  Graham wafer crumbs
1  cup  Coconut, unsweetened, flaked
1/2  cup  Pecans; toasted, chopped
2/3  cup  Butter
1/3  cup  Cocoa powder, unsweetened
   
1/4  cup  Sugar, granulated
1    Egg, beaten
    -----GRAND MARNIER LAYER-----
2  cups  Icing Sugar
1/4  cup  Butter, softened
1/4  cup  Grand Marnier, or orange
   
1  tablespoon  Orange rind, coarsely grated
    -----CHOCOLATE TOPPING-----
1  tablespoon  Butter
4  ounces  Semisweet chocolate, melted

Directions:
In bowl, stir together crumbs, coconut and pecans. In small saucepan, gently heat butter, cocoa and sugar until butter melts. Remove from heat; whisk in egg. Blend into crumb mixture. Press into greased 9 inch square cake pan. Bake in 350F oven for 10 minutes. Let cool on rack. Grand Marnier Layer: In bowl, place half of icing sugar with butter, mix in half of the icing sugar with butter; mix in Grand Marnier, remaining icing sugar and orange rind. Spread over base. Chocolate Topping: Stir butter into chocolate until melted; spread evenly over Grand Marnier layer. Let cool for 20 minutes in refrigerator; cut into bars. (Bars can be covered, refrigerated up to 2 weeks, or frozen up to 2 months. Let soften slightly before serving. VARIATION: CLASSIC NANAIMO BARS Make base and Chocolate Topping as above. In layer, substitute milk for Grand Marnier; add 1/2 tsp vanilla. Substitute 2 tsp grated lemon rind for orange juice. SOURCE:_Canadian Living's Desserts_ by Elizabeth Baird posted by Anne MacLellan


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