Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Chocolate Buttercream Squares

I love trying new recipes and having them work out well. And this recipe did just that. They not only tasted wonderful, but they look like something you could get in a bakery. The contrasting white of the buttercream really highlights the chocolate coating on top. Try them...and let me know what you think!

Chocolate Buttercream Squares
Cookie Layer:
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup nuts, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 x 8 inch pan. Cream butter, sugar, and egg. Add melted chocolate, flour, and nuts. Put in prepared pan and place in oven. Check after 10 minutes; it should be baked. Do not overbake! Cool.

Filling Layer:
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Blend ingredients. Chill 10 minutes then spread over cookie layer.

Icing:
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
1 tablespoon butter
Melt ingredients together and pour over filling. Chill in refrigerator. Cut into 24 small bars.
The base layer of the squares
The buttercream layer

The final result. Now I am hungry again....

"If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose. An entire garment industry would be devastated."
-Author Unknown

4 comments:

Craft 'n' Cutie said...

Oh those chocolate buttercream squares look soooo yummy. Thankyou so much for the recipe.
I wish I had a neighbour like yours with all those tomatoes. They are so dear at the moment over here in Australia. I have a great recipe for Tomato Jam. It really tastes delightful. I will pop the recipe on my blog for you if you wish.
Keep the great recipe's coming please.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

I would love if you posted your recipe for Tomato Jam. It sounds wonderful! I've made Peach and Strawberry jam, and I'd enjoy trying something different.

Thanks for visiting my blog. It's nice to have you here.

The Unseen One said...

Wow... that looks GREAT!!! :D

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thanks!