Dream Squares

Dream Squares

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"A dream of a bar cookie. Sweet with glacé cherries, coconut and chocolate chips. Bite into a square and dream away."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 291 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 291 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.8g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 106 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter or margarine with 1/2 cup of the brown sugar. Stir in the vanilla and the flour. Press this mixture into the bottom of one ungreased 8x8 inch square baking pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes.
  4. To Make Topping: Beat the eggs and add 1 cup of the brown sugar. Stir in the 1 tablespoon all purpose flour, the baking powder, pinch salt, chopped walnuts, glace; cherries, coconut and chocolate chips. Spread mixture over the baked pastry.
  5. Return to the oven and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for an additional 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool then cut into squares.
Tips & Tricks

See how to make traditional rugelach with walnuts and raisins.


These gluten-free cookies feature walnuts, dates, brown sugar, and coconut.

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  1. 6 Ratings


My Aunt made a version of Dream Squares when I was a kid and I loved them. This recipe is pretty darn close. I made one small change. I increased the cherries to 1 cup and reduced the choc chips to 1/2 cup. I love cherries. Keep a close eye when pre-baking the crust. I sometimes cook it a few extra minutes if it looks too soft. It shouldn't be brown, just not look completely raw. I have made this many times trying other fruit/nut/choc combinations. It is great with white choc. I made a version with chopped apricot, white choc and pecans it was very delicious, but I did add a Tablespoon of white corn syrup as the topping looked a little dry. A great recipe to play with. My next try is with candied pineapple. I haven't decided which chips to use. Probably white but I think butterscotch might be nice as well.


These were pretty good. All of my co-workers thought they were quite dreamy!


I must be doing something wrong because these did not set at all! The top remained a gooey batter. Mind you it smelled delicious and tasted good too (I couldn't help myself) I definitely didn't want to serve them to company in that state.