Cooking with Kaaleen: Sweet cherry squares

cherries-690576_960_720This dish is an important tradition in my boyfriend’s family and because I am (almost) family, I was given the honour of trying out the recipe and sharing it with you all!

Here’s how to make the best (no bake) sweet cherry squares ever.

What you’ll need: 

  • 1 cup of brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup of desiccated coconut
  • 8 maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 18 whole graham crackers (or more)
  • 8 inch square cake pan


  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 1 cup of icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp of milk
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla

What to do:

Step one: In a saucepan over medium heat stir together butter, sugar and milk. Bring contents to a boiling point and remove from heat.

Step two: Add in graham cracker crumbs, nuts and coconut. Mix together well.

Step three: Arrange nine graham crackers to cover bottom of eight inch cake pan.

Step four: Pour mixture over and top with remaining nine crackers. Press down slightly.

Step five: Blend together icing ingredients thoroughly and spread over top layer of graham crackers, evenly.

Step six: Place in the fridge to firm up a bit. Then cut into squares.

Tip: Not enough icing? Try doubling or tripling the ingredients to add extra sweetness.

Super simple! This is a great treat to have for any occasion especially if you have a sweet tooth like me. And, these sweet cherry squares keep really well the freezer.

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