Such a pretty square for your Christmas tray. Traditional cranberries in an unbaked square, topped with pretty pink icing, garnished with dried cranberries. This makes a large amount, but go ahead, put the extras on a pretty pink or red plate and give as a gift.
- Spray a 12 x 18 cookie sheet (with raised edges) with Pam, then line the graham crackers, you can break them by hand to fit, covering entire pan.
- In a large pot, melt margarine ove med. high heat.
- Add brown sugar and milk, boil for 3 min's.
- Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, graham crumbs and dried cranberries.
- Spoon over the graham crackers, chill until firm.
- Beat softend margarine with milk and almond extract.
- Add the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
- You may add more milk or icing sugar, mixture should be firm, but soft enough to spread.
- Beat in 1 - 2 drops of red food colouring, the frosting should be a pretty pink.
- Frost the squares, dot with dried cranberries.
- Chill, then cut 8 down and 12 across.
I made these for a cookie exchange last Christmas, and I thought they tasted wonderful and were a unique treat. My family happily devoured the leftovers. I did notice some hesitancy from some of the guests. I think it was b/c of the pinkness of the icing which I thought was pretty, but next time I would not use the dye. Thanks!
Very sweet!!! They look great on the plate but you better brush after eating these.
these are delicious!!! i can't buy graham crackers so i used a whole wheat butter cookie, also used reduced fat butter. for the filling, i used 1/2 of the whole wheat cookies and 1/2 ritz type cracker, just crushed by hand, so some pieces were still quite chunky. my pan is smaller, so i ended up with 88 small, thick bars. i also decided on the green frosting, but from the picture from dee, i think the pink is prettier & use red food coloring the next time. thank you for this wonderful recipe!!!