5 from 1 vote
Grandma's Three Layer Chocolate Squares are a family favorite treat that are served every Christmas at my house.  The triple layer cookie bar consists of a chocolate graham cracker crust, a vanilla cream center and a sweet Hershey's chocolate topping.  The combination is a match made in chocolate heaven. 
Grandma's Three Layer Chocolate Squares
Prep Time
45 mins
 

Grandma's Three Layer Chocolate Squares are a family favorite treat that are served every Christmas at my house.  The triple layer cookie bar consists of a chocolate graham cracker crust, a vanilla cream center and a sweet Hershey's chocolate topping.  The combination is a match made in chocolate heaven. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 Layer Chocolate Squares, Three Layer Cookie Bars, Three Layer Cookie Squares, Triple Layer Cookie Bars
Servings: 24 squares
Author: Barbara
Ingredients
Bottom Layer
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
Middle Layer
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons half and half or milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Top Layer
  • 9 3/4 ounces Hershey's Chocolate Bars
Instructions
  1. Melt 1/2 cup butter; add one ingredient at a time, stirring after each addition: cocoa, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, egg, 2 teaspoons vanilla, graham cracker crumbs and chopped nuts. Press into the bottom of a 13x9x2 inch pan.

  2. Melt 1/4 cup butter. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and 2 teaspoons sugar; add to the melted butter and whisk until smooth. Cook mixture over low heat constantly until thick and smooth; cool.

  3. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 2 cups powdered sugar to cooled mixture; whisk until smooth and thick. Pour over the bottom layer and spread evenly with an offset spatula.

  4. Melt chocolate over hot water (double boiler). Spread over the cream layer. Let cool at room temperature.

  5. Cut into bars before the chocolate is completely set. Cut into dainty squares.

Recipe Notes