This was originally posted at another blog of mine (www.motheringtc.com) 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.
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.
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.
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!!
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