Katie's Favourite Christmas Recipes: Edition #2

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Hey guys,

How's the weekend going?  Christmas party season, in full swing?

Last night, I got together with some friends and I had to make my friend's favourite Christmas square (they are sorta my favourite too). They are the most "salt-of-the-earth" cookie/square, you will ever come across: the Five Star Bar.



I have been eating them since my mom made them years and years ago...

One Christmas, I couldn't find my recipe for them and ended up googling "Five Star Bar".  I found the recipe on a website dedicated to recipes from "the Rock" (www.rockrecipes.com) Perfect!

Incidentally, I also found some recipes for other holiday favourites on their website like Apricot Raisin Cake (Click here for the recipe!), Gumdrop cake, and snowballs.

Anyhoo, this recipe is perfect to get kids to help with. I had two not-so-serious helpers yesterday, and their attention lasted the 5 minutes, it took to put these cookies together!

 

Feebee was pretty pumped that the girls were making cookies instead of making her dance

Here's what you need -

Base:

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups of unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp of vanilla
1 can of sweetened condensed milk

Topping:

4 small dairy milk bars


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine ingredients for the base in a large mixing bowl. Press into a parchment lined 9x9 or 8x8 square pan. (This recipe easily doubles by the way!)

 


Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the top is no longer shiny, and starting to brown.



In the meantime, in a double boiler or microwave, melt the chocolate bars.

When the base is ready to come out of the oven, spread the melted chocolate on top. I like a thick layer of chocolate.

 


Leave on the counter until the pan is close to room temp.  Then put the pan in the fridge and cool until chocolate is set.

When solid, lift out of pan and cut into squares.

Snarf.

Appreciate the fact that so few ingredients could make something so delicious...

(These squares freeze well and are best kept in the fridge).

Enjoy!

K.





1 comment :

  1. I look forward to this every Christmas. The signal the start of the season. I just ate one for breakfast #sorrynotsorry

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