• Death By Chocolate Squares

    My dear friend, Gerry Boykin, made some of the best bars that I have ever eaten. That was in the 1970s, and I used her recipe to make the same bars for years. And then, as will happen, the kids grew up, and I quit making the bars, and today I don’t have the recipe.

    The following is an attempt to create a bar that is half as good as the ones Gerry made. Unfortunately, I did not get a great photo, but I assure you, these bars are a THE BOMB!!


    2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
    2 tablespoons cocoa
    1/2 cup melted butter
    1 package Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips (10 ounces)
    1 bag Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Chips (11.5 ounces)
    Reese’s peanut Butter Cups, cut into quarters (I used about 30.)
    1/2 cup chopped pecans
    1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounce)


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    1. Combine graham cracker crumbs and cocoa. Stir.

    2. Pour in melted butter and mix until all crumbs are moistened.

    3. Press crumbs into the bottom of a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan.

    4. Layer the remaining ingredients in order: peanut butter chips, milk chocolate chips, peanut butter cups, pecans, coconut.

    5. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over the top covering every nook and cranny.

    6. Bake for 25 minutes, being careful not to burn.

    7. Cool completely before cutting.

    8. Store in an airtight container.

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    4 Responses to Death By Chocolate Squares

    1. kaco617 says:

      Gerry Boykin also made THE BEST chocolate pie I’ve ever eaten and to think all of the years I ate her pie, I did not get her recipe. If anyone has it, please share!

    2. Tessa says:

      Hey, from what you have down there it looks like Magic Bars…Which are some of my very favorite bars to eat!!! I use macadamia nuts and butterscotch chips with chocolate chip in mine. The bake time is longer too. I bake mine until the condensed milk and coconut is a light golden brown…about 35-45 min. at 350. I also use 2 cans of condensed milk because it gives it a creamier texture and everything holds together better. That is my take on it…

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