Praline Squares

"This is one of the first cookies I learned to make. The recipe can be halved and baked in an 8 x 8-inch pan, or a 9-inch pie plate. In my younger days I didn't have as complete kitchen as I do now."
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32 2inch squares




  • Melt shortning in saucepan over low heat.
  • Remove from heat and mix in sugar egg and vanilla.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Spread in greased 9 x 13-inch pan.
  • Bake 25 minutes at 350°F.
  • While warm, cut into squares.

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  1. Great recipe, even though I forgot to put the chocolate chips on before baking. It was really quick and easy. I bake a lot of sweets for fundraisers and this one is going to go into the make often box I am sure.
  2. Instead of the chocolate chips, I sprinkled 1/2 cup of butter toffee chips over the top of the recipe and gently pressed them in. I don't think I needed the full 25 minutes for cooking, as the outside of the squares turned a bit crunchy, but this chewy square has been declared my husband's new favorite.


I've been cooking for over 45 years now. First I made Jello pudding. Next I learned how to make cream sauce. I still like creamed tuna over toast, rice or mashed potatoes. Many years ago I found a greeting card that said "When I retire I'm going to move to a big house in the country and live with a lot of cats...I've already got a start on the cats." I bought the store's entire stock and sent them to EVERYBODY! Well, now I'm retired, I live in a regular sized house in the country (on about 80 acres), I have a bunch of cats and feed a lot of other critters. There's a mini pig (she's still pretty big),a lop-eared rabbit, a vole who moved in under the stove, a huge flock of chickens, loads of songbirds, an opossum behind the barn(who sneaks in to eat), herons in the spring, pacific tree frogs, and the occasional coyote. We're even in the territory of a couple of golden eagles who stop by a couple of times a year. That's a chicken on my shoulder. JC (Junior Chicken). How he ended up as an indoor chicken is a long, complicated story. JC never learned to crow right. Maybe it was being deprived of role models in his formative months.
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