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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


  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: California Walnuts

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