Pink Party Squares

"This recipe was given to my Mother in law and it is one of those special always-at-the-holidays sweets. They are very sweet, so cutting them in very small squares is usually how we do it. I just guessed at the servings because it really depends on how you cut it."
photo by Lady Clare photo by Lady Clare
photo by Lady Clare
photo by Lady Clare photo by Lady Clare
photo by Lady Clare photo by Lady Clare
Ready In:




  • Layer 1:.
  • In a double boiler (or a metal bowl over a pot of boiling water, as I do) add; 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 1 egg (well beaten). Stir constantly until smooth and shiny. Remove from heat and add 2 cups graham crumbs. Pack into 9x9 pan.
  • Layer 2:.
  • Stir together 3/4 of a can of sweetened condensed milk and 8 ounces coconut. Spread on graham layer.
  • Icing:.
  • Combine 1/4 cup butter with 2 cups icing sugar and 1 tbsp milk. Add a few drops of red food coloring, until a nice pink shade is reached, and stir until smooth. Spread on top of coconut layer.
  • Refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Questions & Replies

  1. Hi does anyone know of equivalent to nilla wafers or grahams crackers which can be purchased in australia?


  1. They melt in your mouth!
  2. My Grandmother ALWAYS had a pan of pink party squares made waiting for the grandchildren & great grand children. (and I am 53). My Gram passed away 2 yrs ago and whenever the relatives talk about her, the "pink party squares" always come into the conversation.<br/> I can't believe I found her exact recipe on the Internet! So as you can tell I love them. I don't dare make them very often because they do not stay around long. I am from Atlantic Canada and thought it was a local recipe. I am so glad others get to enjoy this delightful recipe.
  3. So yummy! These were pretty easy to make and everyone loved them. I made a double batch and took them to work. I'm not a huge coconut fan myself, but I was suprised how much I liked them. I made them pink like the recipe said for the Think Pink Tag, but will definitley make these again using different colors :)
  4. VERY, VERY TASTY BITES, THESE, & served to a small group (mostly women!) that I host each month! They were most appreciative of the tagging event for this recipe, & I even handed out a handful of recipe copies! The only change I made was to cut back on the sweetness (& I'm the one who has a sweet tooth!) by using unsweetened coconut & using somewhat scant measures for the sugar in both layer 1 & the icing! Loved these bars, & will be making them again! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Think Pink Tag Game in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness]



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