The 7 Layer Square

I didn’t come from a family of bakers but this is one recipe we make once a year—usually on special occasions like Christmas! This is called the 7 Layer Square. My mom and I have made them many times together and she got this recipe from her mother. There are many recipes out there just like this one but the one I am about to share with you is my favorite—it is a very simple but delicious sweet treat. Here is our 7 Layer recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 325°
  • Melt ½ cup of butter in microwave until fully melted.
  • Pour the melted butter over 1 and ½ cups of graham crumbs
  • Mix butter and graham crumbs together.
  • Layer 1—Spread over a 12” x 8”baking pan (evenly distribute over pan ensuring the corners are filled). Now you have your first layer!
  • Layer 2—Pour 1 cup of shredded coconut over the graham base.
  • Layer 3—Pour 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips on top of the coconut.
  • Layer 4—Pour 1 cup of butterscotch chocolate chips over semi-sweets.
  • Layer 5—Pour 1 cup of pecans or walnuts over the chocolate chip layers.
  • Layer 6—Pour ½ cup diced maraschino cherries. (I normally don’t use these—your preference).
  • Layer 7—Pour 1 and ½ cans of Eaglebrand condensed milk. Don’t forget the corners!
  • Bake at 325° F for 30 minutes
  • To see if the 7 Layer Square is done, check for a bubbling center and golden brown edges.
  • Let cool before serving (if not serving right away it can be frozen for up to 3 months).

This recipe is super tasty; I hope you all love them as much as I do!

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Justine Kshyk

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