Walnut Squares with Cream Cheese Icing

Pat Duran


This recipe of French origin from Laura Calder and her cookbook "Dinner Chez Moi: The Fine Art of Feeding Friends".

These are rich and so delicious! Try one!


★★★★★ 3 votes

16 servings
15 Min
25 Min


  • BASE:

  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c

  • 1 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    unsweetened coconut
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 large
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp
  • ICING:

  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 c
    butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 c
    melted white chocolate (6 oz.)
  • 1/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice

How to Make Walnut Squares with Cream Cheese Icing


  1. Lightly grease a 9-inch square cake pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 325^.
    Work together the ingredients for the base in a food processor, to make fine crumbs.
    Press into the prepared baking pan and bake for about 15 minutes. Test with tooth pick.
  2. Filling:
    Stir together the filling ingredients.
    When the base comes out of the oven, spread this over top, return to the oven, and bake until set, about 25 minutes. Cool completely on a rack.
  3. Icing:
    Beat the cream cheese, butter and melted chocolate until smooth. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar, and lastly the lemon juice. Chill until spreadable, about 10 minutes.
    Spread the icing over the cooled walnut filling and cut into diamonds.

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About Walnut Squares with Cream Cheese Icing

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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