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Chocolate Sherry Cream Bars

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Ingredients
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Unsweetened chocolate 4 Ounce
  Eggs 4 , slightly beaten
  Granulated sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  All-purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 4 Cup (64 tbs), sifted
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Half-and-half/Light cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sherry/Orange liqueur / kirsch clear creme de cocoa / other clear liqueur 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Semisweet chocolate pieces 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Sherry/Other clear liqueur / liquor / water 4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Grease a baking pan and set aside.

MAKING
3. In large saucepan, melt 1 cup butter and unsweetened chocolate over low heat for making the crust. Remove from heat.
4. Stir in eggs, granulated sugar, and vanilla.
5. Using wooden spoon, beat lightly just until combined.
6. Stir in flour. Spread in prepared pan.
7. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool.
8. For filling: In large bowl, combine powdered sugar and 1/2 cup softened butter.
9. Beat with electric mixer on low speed until combined.
10. Gradually add half-and-half and 1/4 cup sherry; beat well.
11. Stir in nuts. Spread over crust; chill in refrigerator until firm.
12. For topping: In small saucepan, melt semisweet chocolate pieces and 2 tablespoons butter over low heat; remove from heat.
13. Stir in 4 teaspoons sherry until smooth.
14. Drizzle over chilled filling.
15. Chill slightly in refrigerator until set but not firm.

SERVING
16. With a knife, score top to outline bars; chill until firm.
17. Cut into bars. Store, covered, in refrigerator.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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