Chunky chocolate & cherry bars

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

30 bars

* PLUS Refrigeration Time: 180 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 200-g pkg chocolate wafers , about 10 wafers
  • 225 g semi-sweet chocolate , about 8 squares, chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped green glacé cherries
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped red glacé cherries
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 56 g white chocolate , about 2 squares, chopped

Instructions

  • Line bottom and sides of an 8-inch (2-L) square baking pan with 2 large overlapping pieces of plastic wrap, letting wrap hang over sides of pan. Pulse wafers in a food processor until finely ground. They should measure about 1/2 cup (125 mL). In a large bowl, microwave semi-sweet chocolate on medium until almost melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir halfway through. Add vanilla. Stir until completely melted. Then stir in wafer crumbs, cherries, apricots, almonds and white chocolate. Mixture will be very chunky.
  • Scrape into prepared pan. Using the back of a spoon, firmly press into pan. Smooth surface as best you can. Fold overhanging ends of plastic overtop to completely cover. Press down to smooth. Refrigerate at least 3 hours to firm, preferably overnight. Bring to room temperature before slicing into bars. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 89,
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.5 g,
  • Fat
  • 4.1 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 11 mg.

Filled with nuggets of white chocolate, chopped nuts and big cherries, these bars will brighten up any cookie exchange!