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Chocolate Squares

Posted on October 30, 2008 by in baked goods

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These past two weeks have been so hectic and if I think that the holiday season has not even started…..I want to run away! To top it all, on Monday my computer just “crashed”. Dead….nothing not a flicker of light…just nothing.
I went into panic mode for about 5 minutes and then realized that my panic is not going to solve this problem…….Well, a trip to the computer shop and the good news was that it was just an error in the operating system. 4 Hours later…..and I was on line again, Yeah!!!!!!

I had a catering job on Tuesday….not many people, but quite an elaborate menu! I am glad to report that I actually made a profit this time!

On Saturday is our church’s Spring Fair and my house is the local storing place for all the games, prizes etc. It is chaos to say the least and I cannot wait for Monday to just get everything back to normal! The excitement however is tangible in this house with more and more people stopping by to drop off things and my children trying to twist my arm to make or bake just “one more thing” for their little stall.
In the meantime I got some baking and cooking done in between all the other errands and today I share with you this dead- easy recipe for Chocolate Squares. We grew up with these delicious treats, but forgot about them until my sister found the recipe again the other day.. Here is what you need…

Chocolate Squares

Ingredients

500gr butter
1kg icing sugar
1 cup good quality cocoa
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 packets Marie biscuits – broken in pieces

Melt the butter in a big pot. When completely melted take the pot off the heat and add icing sugar and cocoa and mix well. Now stir in the beaten egg mixture and mix until smooth. Add the biscuits and fold it in until all the biscuits are covered with chocolate. Pour out into a pan and flatten the mixture with a spatula. When it has cooled down, cut into squares and keep in an airtight container. Delicious with a glass of chocolate milk!

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32 Responses to “Chocolate Squares”

  1. That Girl 31 October 2008 at 5:30 am #

    sweet and crunchy – just the best combo!

    • Sandra 26 October 2014 at 1:38 am #

      One kilogram of sugar sounds like too much? Is this correct? And … I think shortbread biscuits (fingers) would probably work well.

  2. Helene 31 October 2008 at 6:25 am #

    Oh my! I’m glad you’re back and running. I had an hectic week as well. Lovely treats.

  3. Rose&Thorn 31 October 2008 at 7:26 am #

    We used to make these as kids, like you haven’t had them in ages, thanks for the recipe. Will make great gifts.

  4. My Sweet & Saucy 31 October 2008 at 7:28 am #

    These are simply gorgeous!

  5. Nafisa 31 October 2008 at 11:56 am #

    They look lovely! Very similar to Nigella’s rocky road – which I’ve made before.

  6. tigerfish 31 October 2008 at 2:03 pm #

    Ha, really one bite for me since I love it so much. Can I have many of that “one bites” ? :p

  7. Marianna 31 October 2008 at 2:38 pm #

    Oh these must be fab! Recipe is noted down on my end bc these are a must-try at home!!

  8. RecipeGirl 31 October 2008 at 3:26 pm #

    So easy too. Love this recipe. You are one busy gal!

  9. kat 31 October 2008 at 4:31 pm #

    Oh my do those look amazing. Good luck with the fair this weekend

  10. Pam 31 October 2008 at 4:43 pm #

    Delicious! Another beautiful photo too.

  11. Jeanne 31 October 2008 at 6:46 pm #

    LOL – I also remember LIVING on these as kids. I absolutely adored them. Thanks for the recipe & glad to hear your computer troubles are now sorted!

  12. glamah16 1 November 2008 at 2:21 am #

    You are busy, Hope you take pictures of the fair and all the other treats you made as well.These look rich and decadent.

  13. Maryann 1 November 2008 at 2:50 pm #

    Don’t you just hate those “computer days”? Glad it wasn’t serious. Now…please pass the chocolate squares?

  14. Bellini Valli 1 November 2008 at 5:44 pm #

    Yep I had to know what a Marie biscuit was. I don’t know if we have anything similar here. We have tea biscuits but they are thin…although looking at the photo again they just might work:D

  15. Nina Timm 2 November 2008 at 5:57 pm #

    kat – it is sweet, yet not so overly sweet like fudge…

    helene – thx, I survived my week and weekend.

    rose – the gift that lasts forever…on the hips!

    my sweet and amp; saucy – that they were indeed!

    nafisa – I am embarresed to say that I have never seen Nigella’s recipe!

    tigerfish – one recipe will give you plenty of bites!!!

    marianna – it will definitely not be the last time that you make these…

    recipe girl – this week will be calm, hopefully!

    kat – the fair was a great success, thx.Will report later!

    pam – thanks dear!

    jeanne – I hope so too!

    glamah – can you beleive it, I did not have a food stall this time, my daughter had one! Will report about the fair later!

    maryann – It makes me scared to think thet computers rule the world….and they CAN break!

    bellini – tea biscuits are the correct substitute! Good luck!

  16. Anonymous 2 November 2008 at 6:24 pm #

    Don’t have a speach mom
    love chloe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Peter M 3 November 2008 at 12:49 am #

    Us Greeks use petit beurres for a dessert similar to this..quick and good looking little treats.

  18. FAMILY FIRST 3 November 2008 at 6:09 am #

    Ooh here we call it kek batik.

  19. Bethie 3 November 2008 at 10:22 pm #

    Hello, I found the Goya brand of Maria cookies here in the states. Would they work? I will still need two packages? I want to try this so bad. They look wonderful!

    Thanks!

  20. Snooky doodle 3 November 2008 at 11:46 pm #

    yummy and super cute πŸ™‚

  21. Patti 4 November 2008 at 4:00 am #

    Whoaaa, these look crazy good! And so different with the cookie crumbles within! I’ll have to try these soon, thanks for the inspiration. πŸ™‚

  22. Nina Timm 4 November 2008 at 5:17 am #

    anonymous – have another cookie dear!

    peter m – very interesting.What biscuits do you use?

    family first – I did not know that, thx!

    bethie – I have no idea what this brand look like, but I hear that in other countries it is sometimes referred to as tea biscuits.

    snooky doodle – thx so much!

    patti – It is only a pleasure….

  23. Lorette 11 May 2009 at 7:59 am #

    What a Hit! My son even wants to a businessplan for his business study class on this. Must make a new batch tonight still. I can’t keep up. I made some for the cake sale at school.

  24. Hettie 12 November 2013 at 9:13 am #

    Hi Nina, my daughter made this recipe to sell at the Farmer’s Market. It was a hit!

  25. Krystle 16 November 2013 at 4:48 am #

    Hello. I made your chocolate squares last night and I wanted to know can I freeze them once I’ve cut in squares. Not for long just a month. Please can u let me know. Thanks for recipe.

  26. Bella 14 November 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    I just made a batch and they came out delicious! Yummmie!

  27. Rachaelle 22 April 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    how many pieces does it make ?

    • nerinatimm 26 April 2015 at 5:29 am #

      Rachelle, I would say easily 24 pieces!

  28. anonymous 29 June 2015 at 2:36 pm #

    It looks like cake icing at first

  29. Kathy 4 March 2019 at 8:59 am #

    I remember these as a kid at our school bake sales. Is the melted butter warm enough to cook the egg? Seems like the egg won’t get cooked enough and would be eaten raw? Am I just being paranoid?

    • nerinatimm 25 March 2019 at 7:15 am #

      I have those same memories – to answer your question, the egg is definitely cooked, you don’t have to worry.!


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