Thursday, December 15, 2011

Chocolate Sherry Dream Bars

Chocolate Sherry Dream Bars


It wouldn't be Christmas at my house if I didn't have Sherry Dream Bars in a Christmas tin.  My mom made these every year and they have a special place in my heart.  I know that sounds weird but some foods just make the memories flood back.  I adapted them to be thinner so I use a larger pan but they can be made in a 9 x 13 inch pan.  The bottom layer would just have to cook a little longer.  I make these and cut them up and put them in tins and freeze them until I need them.  This is one of those recipes that I love, love, love!  I can't say that it's a quick recipe but it is easy.  Since it has layers it just takes a little more time.  They are so good and rich and chocolatey!!

4 oz dark chocolate (unsweetened)
1 cup butter

Melt and cool.

Beat 4 eggs and add 2 cups sugar.  Add this to the chocolate mixture.
Sift 1 cup flour and 1/2 t salt.  Add this to first mixture and add 1 t vanilla.  Pour into a
pan that has been greased and floured (I use a tall cookie sheet and the flour spray).  Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes.  Do not overcook  because the edges can get too done.  Cool.

Mix 1/2 cup butter, 4 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup milk, and 4 T dry sherry (not cooking).  Beat until fluffy and add 1 cup chopped pecans.  Spread on the cooled layer.
Melt and mix well 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (or milk choc), 3 T water, and 4 T butter.  Pour this on top of the last layer and spread.  Refrigerate and when firm cut into little squares.  This freezes well.

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