Chocolate Cranberry Almond Squares

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


Stir dry ingredients together until well-mixed.
Add condensed milk and stir until ingredients are evenly coated.
Line an 8 x 8" square pan with parchment paper.
Spread mixture evenly in pan.
Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool on a rack
Cut into squares when cool.




These are known as just “squares” in our house because there are no other kinds. This recipe is based on one that a colleague of mine sent me. I didn’t have any of the original ingredients except for condensed milk so I changed all of the dry ingredients and came up with these. They are incredibly delicious and easy to make.

Recipe for “Squares”

Mix 1 cup of the following in a large bowl: chocolate chips, dried cranberries, whole almonds, shredded unsweetened coconut. Add one 300 ml can of sweetened condensed milk (low-fat or regular) and stir until the dry ingredients are well-coated.

Line an 8 x 8 ” pan with parchment paper. Scrape mixture into pan and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack. Cut into squares.

Kids’ Verdict

The baby hasn’t been fortunate enough to have these yet as she doesn’t have very many teeth for chewing. The toddler is crazy for these.


16.0 squares


Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 6:13pm


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