Family Favourite Christmas Squares Recipes

Family Favourite Christmas Squares Recipes - tried and tested recipes from 3 generations of my family. Recipes your family will love.

At Christmas more than ever, it’s tried and tested family recipe I turn to. Not only do they taste great, my best Christmas squares recipes bring back memories of Christmas past and make a welcome addition to any Christmas cookie tray.

I’ve been making most of these recipes since I was a little girl in Canada and they have all been enjoyed by at least three generations of my family. So from my home to yours, with love, here are my best Christmas squares recipes!
Best Christmas Squares Recipes

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Family Favourite Christmas Squares Recipes

Coconut Date and Cherry Christmas Squares
Auntie Irene’s Coconut Date and Cherry Christmas Squares are delicious mouthfuls of gorgeous Christmas flavour. I still remember the day I asked Auntie Irene for her recipe. I was only about ten years old and she was so happy to share. I have made them virtually every Christmas since then.

Butterscotch Squares

Aunt Dorothy’s Butterscotch Squares are super simple to make no bake squares that taste amazing. Aunt Dorothy is a great cook and always made catering for dozens of people look really easy.

Mincemeat Oat Squares

My Mom’s Mincemeat Oat Squares are a tasty twist on traditional mince pies. They are much easier to make too!  My Mom was a fantastic cook and I always feel like she’s with me in the kitchen when I make one of her recipes.

Lemon and Walnut Squares

This vintage recipe for Lemon and Walnut Squares was in my late Mom’s recipe box. I didn’t find it until after my mom passed away and s it’s typewritten there’s a bit of a mystery about where it came from. What isn’t mysterious is how wonderful these sweet tart squares taste!

Blueberry Squares

For a lovely taste of summer at Christmas, try my cousin Esther’s Blueberry Squares.  Although I generally stick to local, seasonal ingredients, I’ve been known to splurge on fresh blueberries in December just to make these!

Raspberry Bakewell Tart Squares on

Or make these traditional British Raspberry Bakewell Tart Squares with frozen raspberries and your favourite jam. For a gluten-free version, check out my friend Sandi’s Easy Gluten Free Strawberry Bakewell Tart.

I hope some of my best Christmas squares recipes will become part of your family traditions too! Happy Holidays!

More Christmas Treat Recipes You May Enjoy

Chocolate and Cranberry Quick Bread with Cinnamon Glaze

Orange Gingerbread Cookies

Maple Fudge Recipe

Old Fashioned Christmas Pudding Recipe





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Article by April Harris

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April is a writer, recipe developer, frequent traveller and blogger sharing travel, food, and style. Based in the south of England, April is a British Canadian who is passionate about family, hearth and home, healthy living (with treats!) and the transformative power of travel.

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  1. April , family recipes are so precious. I really enjoyed your treasured Christmas square recipes. Pinned!

  2. My favorite holiday treats are bars and squares and each one of yours looks incredible!

  3. Delicious collection April love to try few from the list.

  4. They all look so good, April! It is hard to pick a favorite! 🙂

  5. I love making family recipes especially at Christmas!!

    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  6. Oh the coconut and cherry bars have my heart! They not only look the part for this holiday season, but the every ingredient sounds delicious!!

  7. All of these sound amazing!! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  8. Congratulations!
    Your post was featured on Full Plate Thursday. Thanks so much for sharing with us and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Best Wishes For 2017
    Miz Helen

  9. Great recipes and I should get busy working my way through this round-up. Most of my holiday recipes are ones I’ve used for years. Several of our children live out of state and there would be a mutiny if they came home and didn’t find their favorites.

    • Thank you, Sandra! Family favourites are definitely important during the holidays – there are recipes I ‘have’ to make every year as well so I totally get it! I usually just introduce one or two new things each year without eliminating any of the old favourites. Of course this leads to lots of leftovers, but I can’t say I mind 😉

  10. I have jars of mincemeat that I canned, so I’ve got to try your recipe for squares. I like the idea of squares to offset all the fudge and cookies that I usually associate with holiday baking.

    • Oh Michele, the recipe will be lovely with homemade mincemeat. It really makes the squares extra special! I hope you will enjoy them as much as we do. Please let me know what you think!

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