This was originally posted at another blog of mine ( that I have deleted.   I have combined all my blogs into this one for the sake of simplicity in my already busy life.   Jen – 6/13/09.

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Dessert Squares — Thanks, Mom!

This bar “cookie” requires refrigeration for most of its life, though you can leave it out during parties & swaps. I’ve had a friend use food coloring to tint the first layer green and the second layer red. If you are swamped for time or have too many little kids to concentrate in large chunks, this recipe is for you. There are three easy & quick layers that need time to set in between them.

Layer 1
1/2 c corn syrup
1 c peanut butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1 c corn flakes
1 c rice krispies

Mix & melt together corn syrup, brown sugar, and peanut butter in a 2 qt. saucepan stirring until fully combined. Remove from heat & add rice krispies & corn flakes. Combine until well-coated and press into bottom of a 9x12x1 pan (approximate size–I make fudge in this size pan also…). Put in fridge to cool & set–about 30 minutes should be plenty.

Layer 2
1/4 c softened butter (not melted, just room temp)
2 Tblsp vanilla pudding mix
2 c powdered sugar
2-4 Tblsp milk

Combine softened butter, pudding mix and 2 Tblsp of milk with fork. Add about 1/4 of powdered sugar at a time, mixing thoroughly and adding an additional tablespoon of milk as needed. It needs to be just thin enough to be able to spread on first layer easily. I find that 4 tablespoons is the perfect amount for the pan I use. Put in fridge to set–15 minutes should be fine.

Layer 3
4 squares of unsweetened bakers chocolate
1/4 c butter

Melt chocolate & butter in a small saucepan. Pour over second layer. Refridgerate for about 30 minutes or until firm to the touch. Cut into small squares and return to fridge–if you don’t cut them soon enough you will need a jackhammer to cut them!

Makes 24 squares.

Oh and you can either warn people not to eat the chocolate alone or laugh at them while they do :D. Merry Christmas!!

This post is linked to Homemade for The Holidays @ It’s a Blog Party.

6 Comments on Virtual Christmas Cookie Swap 2008

  1. Jenn
    8 December 2013 at 10:23 AM (7 years ago)

    Thanks so much for linking up at Treasuring Life’s Blessings! I love the idea of tinting the different layers for Christmas 🙂
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  2. Amy @ Finer Things
    5 December 2009 at 10:52 PM (11 years ago)

    Mmmm, I’ve never seen this one. Looks easy and delicious!


  3. Jerri
    5 December 2009 at 4:47 AM (11 years ago)

    How wonderful! I made some candy the other day that was similar to the first layer. And I’m sure adding the other laters will only make it better! Thanks for sharing!

    Hope to see you December 14-18 for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash! We’ll have events all week, including a recipe linky on Thursday, Dec. 17. And we’ll have prizes too! Check out my blog for more details!


    jen Reply:

    thanks for the invite…I’ll have to check it out!


  4. JoAnnC.
    5 December 2008 at 12:18 PM (12 years ago)

    Oh yum! Very decadent! I bet the red and green would be very pretty for Christmas. Thanks for posting this awesome recipe!


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