On Line Cookbook

Four Layer Squares

Recipe Information
A sweet four layered dessert

Vicki Smith

Serves/Makes:1 13X9 inch pan of bar cookies

  • First layer:
  • 1 pkg. of any good brownie mix
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped nuts (walnut, pecan, cashew, etc.)
  • Second layer:
  • 2 cups (475 ml) graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup (225 ml) chocolate chips
  • 1 small can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped nuts (as above)
  • Third layer:
  • 6 tbsp (90 ml) butter
  • 3 cups (700 ml) sifted icing sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 ml) vanilla
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) milk
  • Fourth layer:
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) butter
  • 2 oz (56 grm). square of unsweetened chocolate
  • Following the package directions, make the brownie mixture up. You may use your own brownie recipe rather than a packaged mix.
  • Spread the brownie batter in a 9X13 inch pan
  • Mix the ingredients for the second layer together and spread it carefully over the unbaked brownie layer.
  • Bake at 350 degrees (175 C.) for 30 minutes.
  • Let cool completely before doing layers 3 and 4.
  • Mix together the ingredients for layer three.
  • Spread layer three over the cooled brownies.
  • Melt the butter and bakers chocolate together in your microwave or over a hot water bath.
  • Using a tsp, swirl the melted chocolate over the surface of the third layer.
  • Place it in the refrigerator for several hours (it just tastes better when it has had some time to rest).
My mother made these all the time in the 60's. It is very sweet and you will want to cut the bars into very small pieces. Mom rediscovered the recipe recently (it had gone missing for almost 30 years) and all my siblings hurried to make the squares. A real family favorite.