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Special Treat No-Bake Squares


Special Treat No-Bake Squares

Special Treat No-Bake Squares

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Makes about 3 dozen squares

Ingredients

1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon butter, divided
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
1 (2-ounce) dark sweet or bittersweet candy bar, broken into 1/2-inch pieces

Preparation

  1. Line 9-inch square baking pan with foil, shiny side up, allowing 2-inch overhang on sides. Set aside.
  2. For crust, combine 1/2 cup butter, sugar, cocoa, egg and salt in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in graham cracker crumbs, coconut and pecans. Press evenly into prepared baking pan.
  3. For filling, beat 1/3 cup softened butter, cream cheese and vanilla in small bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Spread over crust; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  4. For glaze, combine candy bar pieces and remaining 1 teaspoon butter in small resealable bag; seal. Microwave on HIGH 50 seconds. Turn bag over; heat on HIGH 40 to 50 seconds or until melted. Knead bag until mixture is smooth. Cut tiny corner off bag; drizzle chocolate over filling. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes. Remove squares from pan using foil. Cut into 1-1/2-inch squares.

Nutritional Information

Sodium 137 mg
Protein 2 g
Fiber <1 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Cholesterol 29 mg
Total Fat 12 g
Calories 166

Dietary Exchange

Fat 2
Starch 1

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