Cherry Coconut Squares

Cherry Coconut Squares Author: Canadian Living Credits: Cherry Coconut Squares

No-bake recipes take the chore out of making squares.

  • Portion size 32 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2004

Ingredients

  • 7 oz white chocolate chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 1/2 cup dried cranberry
  • 1 1/2 cup slivered apricots
  • 3/4 cups desiccated coconut
  • 2 1/4 cups shortbread cookies
  • 2 1/4 cups vanilla wafer cookies
Icing:
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream
  • 2 cups icing sugar

Method

Line 9-inch (2.5 L) square metal cake pan with parchment paper to extend 1 inch (2.5 cm) above rim on 2 sides, or grease; set aside.

In large bowl, combine white chocolate with orange rind; set aside. In small saucepan, heat butter with cream over medium heat until steaming; pour over chocolate mixture and stir until melted. Stir in cherries and coconut. Stir in cookie crumbs in 2 batches until blended. Scrape into prepared pan, smoothing top. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.

Icing: In bowl, stir together butter, orange juice and cream; stir in icing sugar in 2 batches. Spread over cherry mixture and smooth using offset metal spatula dipped in hot water, shaking off excess water. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week or overwrap with heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Using parchment paper handles, transfer to cutting board; peel paper from sides. Wiping knife with damp cloth between cuts, trim edges and cut into bars or squares as desired.

Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 32 squares:</b> about

  • Sodium 76 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 161.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 17 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 21 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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