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California Walnut Jewel Squares

California Walnut Jewel Squares

These chewy, walnut rich squares are perfect for the holiday season. For a variation of the same recipe, top them with 1 cup each of chocolate chips and toffee bits. Either version makes a wonderful holiday dessert recipe.


  • 1 1/2 cups Graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups California walnuts, chopped, divided
  • 2 cups candied fruit, chopped

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  1. In bowl, stir Graham cracker crumbs, condensed milk and half of the walnuts.
  2. Pat into the bottom of a greased 8-inch square baking dish.
  3. Top with remaining walnuts and candied fruit.
  4. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven until walnuts are golden and base is set, about 30 to 35 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely and cut into squares.

Total time 40 min | Cook time 35 min | Serves 16

Nutrition: 310 Calories Fat 17g Saturated Fat 3g Monounsaturated Fat 3g Polyunsaturated Fat 11g Cholesterol 10mg Sodium 100mg Carbohydrates 35g Dietary Fiber 3g Protein 6g

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): California Walnuts