Tired of the same old boring snacks? Well, these chocolate hazelnut snack bars might be just what you need to shake things up. A shot of Grand Marnier in the topping give these chocolaty treats an added citrusy zing. But not to worry — you can use orange juice instead if you’re making it for the whole family. To make our Chocolate Hazelnut Snack Bars, check out the recipe below.
For the Bars
- 7 oz. hard, crunchy chocolate cookies
- 2 oz. butter, melted
- 4 egg whites
- 3/4 cup caster sugar
- 1/2 cup ground hazelnuts
- 2 Tbsp. plain flour
For the Topping
- 125 gram butter, softened
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 Tbsp. Grand Marnier
- 7 oz. dark chocolate, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 11 by 8-inch baking pan, then line the base and two opposite sides with a strip of baking paper.
- Process cookies until finely crushed. Combine 1 cup of the cookie crumbs with butter in a medium bowl, then press crumbs over the base of the prepared pan. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, beat the egg whites in a small bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until dissolved between additions. Fold in ground hazelnuts, remaining ½ cup cookie crumbs, and sifted flour. Spread mixture over cookie base.
- Bake 20 minutes or until firm; cool 20 minutes. Reduce oven to 320 degrees.
- For the topping, beat butter, sugar, egg yolks, and liqueur in a small bowl with an electric mixer until the sugar is dissolved, and then fold in melted chocolate.
- Spread topping over bars and bake for about 15 minutes or until set. Cool in pan. Refrigerate until firm.
This recipe originally appeared on our sister site, Women’s Weekly Food.