When you think of Christmas baking – do you envision cookies or does your mouth start watering as you think about all those pans of squares that are made?
We had a great Week 1 in the Sweet Swap! Thank you everyone for sharing your recipes on pinterest, here and on my author page! This week we’re going to focus on squares – so if you have any awesome recipes you would like to share – please do! And remember – there’s a prize at the end of the week! At the bottom of this post is last weeks winner 🙂
I’m a day late in posting this recipe and the winner from last week – my husband and I did an ‘last minute’ holiday with the kids to Disneyland. The weather here at home was in the -30’s with the windchill – and we couldn’t wait to escape to the warm weather in California. Imagine our surprise when we got there and found we had to wear our sweaters and wished for mitts. BRR…it was cold (although, not as cold as home).
WEEK 1: SQUARES
Back to the topic at hand…squares. My mom recently sent me containers of her baking. Our package came while I was out of the house and so by the time I got to the container there were hardly any cookies left…but my kids did leave me at least 1 piece of my favorite square….a Peanut Butter Marshmallow Square. This is probably a ‘must have’ in our household – especially at Christmas.
You can add some cocoa to this mix (add it to the peanut butter mixture) so that it becomes a Chocolate Peanut Butter square. Trust me – it’s delicious!
Week 1 Winner
Congratulations Tina! Thank you for sharing your recipes!
Expect your prize in the mail soon.
I’m sure you’re asking how you can enter to win the awesome prize for this week, right? Well….it’s quite easy! Share your recipes with me via my website (post your recipe in the comments, post them on my FB page, tag me if you post your recipe on your own FB page and I’ll share them on my page or share a recipe with me on Pinterest. Each time you do – you’ll be entered to win.
PRIZE FOR WEEK 2
Valued over $50
~Taste of Home Recipe Collection Magazine
~Double Chocolate Cocoa Mix
~3D Puzzle Cookie Cutter
~Canadian Sugar Cookie
So tell me…what’s your favorite square recipe? Or do you have a different recipe for Peanut Butter Squares you’d like to share?
FUDGY PEANUTBUTTER RICE KRISPIE BARS
4C. RICE CEREAL 1/2C., SUGAR 1 TESP. VANILLA
1C. HONEY— OR—LIGHT CORN SYRUP 1/2C.BROWN SUGAR
SPRAY A 8X8 PAN WITH PAM & LINE WITH WAX PAPER & SPRAY THE WAX PAPER ALSO. IN SAUCE PAN HEAT UP THE HONEY OR CORN SYRUP & SUGAR. TO A BOIL. REMOVE FROM HEAT& STIR IN THE PEANUTBUTTER & VANILLA TILL SMOOTH. ADD THE PEANUTBUTTER MIXTURE TO A LARGE BOWL & STIR IN RICE KRISPIES & MIX WELL, THEN SPOON INTO PAN AND LET COOL COMPLETLEY TILL COOL AND THEN SLICE INTO SQUARES.
This is a must have for our house hold. When I can find them I use the Christmas colored rice krispies.
Aunt Francis Peanut Butter Rice Krispies
For a 9×13 pan
6 cups Rice Krispies
1 cup sugar
1 cup light karo syrup
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
Add cereal to bowl. In a pan combine sugar, syrup and cook stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Immediately pour over cereal stirring gently to coat. Pat gently into buttered pan. Cool then cut into bars.
Pecan Squares Cookies
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt; cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 20 minutes.
For filling, in a large bowl, whisk eggs, corn syrup, sugar, melted butter and vanilla. Stir in pecans. Spread over hot crust.
Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until filling is set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 4 dozen.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter (margarine softened)
1/4 tsp salt
4 eggs (lightly beaten)
1 1/2 cups corn syrup (light or dark)
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tbsps butter (margarine melted)
1 1/2 tsps vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups chopped pecans