Coconut Raspberry Ribbon Squares Recipe

Treat yourself to layers of coconut, raspberry and chocolate in these irresistible holiday treats.

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup raspberry jam
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
5 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
1 tbsp butter


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2: In a medium bowl, stir together sugar and flour. Cut in butter or margarine until mixture is crumbly. Mix in egg yolk. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9″ x 9″ greased baking pan.

Step 3: Bake about 20 minutes or until crust starts to turn golden. Spread jam over the hot crust. In a bowl, mix condensed milk and coconut. Spread gently over jam layer. Return to oven and bake another 25 minutes or until the surface is golden and firm.

Step 4: Remove from oven and set on a wire rack to cool completely. In the top of a double boiler over hot (but not boiling) water, melt chocolate with 1 tbsp butter or margarine; stir. Spread melted chocolate over the coconut layer.

Step 5: Refrigerate squares to allow chocolate layer to harden. Remove from refrigerator about 15 minutes before cutting into squares.

Makes 3 dozen squares

Michael Graydon