Monday, January 9, 2012

Yummy Squares

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I feel much better! Caught up on a lot of sleep and had some fun relaxing times with family and friends. I might say I feel differently around 3:00 p.m. (why is that always the time I seem to need a nap?) but right now, I feel good.

Today I'm going to share a recipe from my Grandmother called Yummy Squares. She would make them for us all the time and we'd always end up sneaking them until they were all gone. They are DE-licious. And, very sentimental for me, since I miss my Grandma very much! Every time I make them I feel a bit closer to her. I hope you enjoy!

You'll need:
24 small squares (or 12 rectangles) of graham crackers
1 can of sweet and condensed milk
1 bag of semi-sweet (or milk) chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups of chopped walnuts

Here's my favorite part (it was when I was a kid, and it still is now!) My kids love this part, too....Take your graham cracker squares and put them into a large zip-lock bag.


Seal the bag and then take your rolling pin and smash, roll, and squish those squares until they are dust. Ok, well, not that much, but until they look like this....


Now throw all your ingredients together and mix thoroughly.


Take and 8 x 8 inch pan (spray liberally with your non-stick spray) and spread out your mixture. Use your fingers to pat it flat and get it nice and even in your pan.


Cook on 300 degrees for 35-40 minutes. The sides should be lightly brown and the top will pretty much look the same. Just make sure it's a little stiff and not to mushy. Let cool for 1/2 an hour (sometimes I even stick it in the freezer to help this process out).

Cut into small 1 x 1 inch squares...and gobble, gobble, gobble....

Oh, they are delicious....I admit, I ate a few....


But, I'm willing to share.....

These are great and easy to make! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  Have a wonderful week!




12 comments:

  1. Mandy is our Yummy Square maker! She makes them exactly like Grammy's! Mine just don't turn out right! So every time we have a family get together, Mandy comes with Yummy Squares! We love Mandy.

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  2. These look amazing! Pinning it so I can make them sometime :)

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  3. Oh I love this recipe! It looks so simple and easy and very yummy! I see me and the grands making this. What a fun thing to make with my grands. Thanks for sharing this. Pinning it as well.

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  4. These look soooo good, and easy- my favorite kind of recipe! Now, if only I could find gluten-free graham crackers... :(

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  5. oh my, yum!

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  6. yum! I have never used the graham crackers...Thanks for the new recipe!
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  7. Easy peesy lemon "greasy" as my son says. I have all of that stuff here. OH NO! Thanks ;-) Stopping by from Katherine's Corner.

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  8. YUM is right. Just pinned that because I will definitely have to try this out!

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  9. oh my how scrumptious this is. I think I got a little drool on the keyboard.Thank you for joining in the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Big Hugs!

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  10. Yum - those look so good. Can't wait to try them.

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  11. Me again. Ours are in the oven! It's been a rainy days so we had to come up with stuff to do and I remembered this recipe. I made it two whole days. But it was calling my name. My son thought it would be more fun to step on the graham cracker in socks and of course they were in the bag but still. Shhh ;-)

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  12. Thanks so much for linkin up last week! I wanted to let yo know I featured these this week! They sound awesome! Kudos to your grandma!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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