Christmas Chocolate Bars

Source: Mrs. Greer (1970)
Prep time: 30 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 1 hour


1⁄2 c
brown sugar (1 pound)
large egss (or 6 small eggs)
4 oz
Baker's semi-sweet chocolate
3 c
all-purpose flour
1 T
1 1⁄2 t
1⁄2 t
1 t
1⁄2 c
honey or molasses
1 c
1 lb
broken nuts meats (preferably blanched shredded almonds)
chocolate frosting
candied cherries (green and red)


Sift brown sugar. Beat eggs until light. Add the sugar gradually and beat these ingredients until they are well blended. Grate and add chocolate. Combine and sift: four, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and soda. Add the sifted ingredients to the egg mixture alternately with honey or molasses. Chop and add citron and 1/2 to 1 pound broken nut meats, preferably blanched shredded almonds. Spread the dough with a spatula in 2 (9 x 13-inch) pans lined with waxed paper. Bake in 350° oven. When cold, ice with any chocolate butter icing. Cut into bars before icing. Decorate with green and red cherries, candied. These freeze well.