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!
Family Favourite Christmas Squares Recipes
Auntie Irene’s Gluten Free 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!