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Cherry Chocolate Squares

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For bottom layer
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cocoa 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Graham cracker crumbs 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Walnuts 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), finely chopped
  Water 1 Tablespoon
For second layer
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), softened
  Maraschino cherry juice 2 Tablespoon
  Almond flavor 1 Teaspoon
  Confectionery sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Icing Sugar)
  Chopped maraschino cherries 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
For third layer
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Chocolate chips 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)

Bottom Layer: Put butter, sugar and cocoa in heavy saucepan over medium heat.
When melted, stir in fork beaten egg and cook until thickened slightly.
Remove from heat.
Stir in crumbs, coconut, walnuts and water.
Press very firmly into ungreased 9 x 9 inch (22 x 22 cm) pan.
Second Layer: Beat butter, cherry juice, almond flavoring and icing sugar together well.
Beat slowly at first to keep sugar from flying all over.
Blot cherries with paper towels and stir in.
Drop dabs here and there over first layer then spread.
Let stand for 10 minutes or so.
Using your hand, pat smooth.
Third Layer: Melt butter in small saucepan.
Add chocolate chips and stir to melt.
Pour over top of second layer.
With teaspoon, smooth over all.
Work quickly so as not to bring any second layer up to the top.
Cuts into 36 squares.

Recipe Summary

Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 621 Calories from Fat 333

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58.7%

Saturated Fat 21.5 g107.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 106.5 mg35.5%

Sodium 80.4 mg3.4%

Total Carbohydrates 73 g24.4%

Dietary Fiber 5.7 g22.9%

Sugars 56.8 g

Protein 6 g11.5%

Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 133.8%

Calcium 4.2% Iron 13.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cherry Chocolate Squares Recipe