Nanaimo Bars, Grand Marnier
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Recipe Category: Dessert
Recipe Preparation Level: moderate
Grand Marnier Nanaimo Bars
2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 cup coconut, unsweetened, flaked
1/2 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
Grand Marnier Filling
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tbs orange rind
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
1 tbs butter
4 oz semisweet chocolate, melted
In a bowl, stir together graham cracker 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 350°F oven for 10 minutes. Let cool on rack.
Grand Marnier Layer:
In a bowl, place half of the confectioners sugar with butter, stir well; mix in Grand Marnier, remaining confectioners sugar and orange rind. Spread over base.
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. Substitute milk for Grand Marnier; add 1/2 tsp vanilla. Substitute 2 tsp grated lemon rind for orange juice.