Grandma’s Chocolate Squares

Another fail for a Grandma recipe. Oh well. I honestly don’t remember these ones. The icing is optional, and maybe she didn’t make icing for them? She also didn’t say what kind of icing. Hmm. They looked kind of fugly without the icing so I added a smear for looks. Also, there was a temperature, but no time. I guessed at 30 minutes and it wasn’t enough. I’m not sure if they didn’t set because of the chia egg replacement or the timing.

When I took a bite they did remind me of my grandma though. I added the 3/4 cup of nuts that was optional. She always added walnuts to everything. I really don’t like walnuts, hence why I probably don’t remember these. I was probably stuffing a tea biscuit in my yammer instead.

Chocolate Squares

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt

Place in pan and top with the following. Do not bake first. (Shannon’s note: blend together, you might need a splash of water to form the crust and press it into an 8×8 lined pan)

1 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsps flour
3 Tbsps cocoa
2 eggs
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup nuts or coconut or both

Mix and place on bottom layer. Bake in moderate oven at 350. Ice if desired. (Shannon’s note: don’t use chia egg replacement, try something sturdier like egg replacer or maybe flax seed. Mine were not done in 30 minutes (they didn’t not lose the jiggle) but your mileage my vary. It could have been all the liquid from my chia egg.  For an icing I did 1 Tbsp shortening, 1 Tbsp margarine, a splash of soy milk, 1/2 Tbsp cocoa and about 6 Tbsps icing sugar…maybe more to get the right consistency)

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