Skor Squares ~ Only Four Ingredients!

Skor-Squares

I first had these super simple to make Skor Squares way back in 2004 or 2005. One of my colleagues would often bring them in to work. We would have them as a little treat with afternoon coffee or just grab one to munch on as we walked past her desk.

We all raved about how good they were and she always told us how simple they were to make. Not sure we really believed anything so tasty could be so easy; that is until she brought in the recipe. There are only four ingredients!

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Only four ingredients; does it get any easier than that?  Please don’t judge me, that is a can of frosting you see, trying its best to hide behind that tin of condensed milk! (If only it didn’t have that red lid) You can of course make your own cream cheese frosting, which would be delicious, but not nearly as quick!

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I smile to myself every time I look at this photo. It looks like someone, I guess that would be me, hurled the knife at high-speed into the poor unsuspecting bag of Ritz crackers.  I can just imagine it flipping through the air and then piercing the bag. (Geez…Music Man is right…I do have a very unusual and active imagination.)

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As if stabbing these poor crackers wasn’t bad enough, now you need to take something heavy, like a rolling-pin, and pound the living daylights out of them. You don’t want to make them super fine, it’s okay to have a few pieces that are a bit bigger. (I promise, until I put them in the oven, this is the last nasty thing I will do to these poor crackers.)

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Pour the crushed crackers and Skor bits into a mixing bowl. Stir them well to combine. (So far, only two ingredients.)

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Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk over the crackers and Skor bits, mix well to combine. (Only three ingredients!)

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Once completely combined, pack into prepared baking dish. I find the back of a larger spoon works really well for this, but you could also use an offset spatula.

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Bake until the edges of the mixture are just getting golden.

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Frost when completely cooled.

I like to line my pan with parchment, that way, when I want to cut them, I just lift out the parchment and move the squares to a cutting board. So much easier than trying to cut the squares while they are in the pan.

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Trust me, these will be the hit of your next potluck, baby shower or family gathering! Not one person will suspect how easy these Skor Squares were to make.

4.8 from 5 reviews
Skor Squares
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 regular size box Ritz Crackers
  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 bag Skor pieces
  • 1 can Cream Cheese Frosting (or you can make your own if you prefer...but this is so easy!)
Instructions
  1. degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Grease 9" x 13 " pan or line it with parchment
  3. Release air from cracker bag by puncturing bag with a knife and crush Ritz crackers into small pieces.
  4. Put cracker pieces in a large bowl.
  5. Add Skor pieces. Stir
  6. Add can of sweetened condensed milk. Stir
  7. Pack into prepared baking pan
  8. press down and even out the surface.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden on the edges.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Frost with cream cheese frosting.

 

 

Comments

  1. Monica, what are Skor pieces? Is it toffee bits?

  2. Thanks for feplying, Monica. Off to the store in the morning to make for dreaded Monday work! I know my vulchors will love them. Enjoy your weekend

  3. Betty Coward says:

    I live in Hamilton Ontario and have been making these squares for years. Every year I go on line to find out how long to bake them and found your site.
    Today I was putting them into my 7″x11″ pan wondering why they were so sticky. Turned around and there in the food processor was the balance of the crackers. A senior moment for sure.
    Next I am going to try them with ground Cheerios as my Daughter-in-law is gluten free and so are they. Should work.
    Then a batch of coconut macaroons and she will be all set.

    • HAHAHA…I have those senior moments too Betty, glad I’m not alone! What a great idea to substitute Cheerios to make them gluten free…have you done that before? (PS You’re a great mother-in-law!!)

      • Betty Coward says:

        No I haven’t done this before. Made her some shortbread with rice flour and cornstarch and it turned out not too badly. Bought the Cheerios later today so will make tomorrow. I figured everyone should be able to have a treat.

        With 2 grands that decided to become vegetarians I am trying lots of new things now in my late 70’s.

  4. Do you chill them after for the icing on top to firm up a bit?

  5. Hi,

    The Cheerios being so much lighter made it hard to judge amount needed. So like my Mom would have done just added until I thought enough.

    My tasters, with both types each picked the original saying the Cheerio one was softer.

    But it is now in the big winter fridge (garage) so we will see.

    Next will be macaroons but they are good for all as naturally gluten free.

    Betty

  6. Hi can you freeze the base mixture? If so do you just let them unthaw before icing? Thank you

  7. CJ Burton-Fox says:

    Hello I am going to try the Ritz Crackers bars and wondering how many crackers are in a 200 gram box? We buy the ritz Crackers in the larger box

    • Oh gee, I’m not sure and I don’t have a box right now. Could you breakdown the number of grams in the larger box and do it that way? For example, if your box has 400grams just use half or if it has 600 grams use one third of the box?

  8. Sally Monaghan says:

    I was wondering if I could use skor bars (beat them with rolling pin) instead of toffee pieces. I cannot get them here. They have chocolate coating, will that matter? Thanks for your help.

  9. Here it is nearing the end of 2018 (oct.) and I’ve finally got my baking mood back. It was soooo hot this past summer, I just sat and waited for the Autumn to arrive. What a waste of time.

    I made pecan bars using the shortbread base and it flew out of the pan. Today I made a banana bread with toffey bits and that was a very nice surprise. Next I am going to try your recipe because when i get the sudden urge to bake something, pulling out 4 ingredients is right up my alley.
    I went to the Skor site and ended up on your blog, that was another nice surprise.
    I havent made this recipe yet so i cant rate it, however i read the reviews and it sure is a hit.

    Thanks

    • Hi Penny, I agree…was far too hot this summer for much baking! Thanks for your lovely comments and I hope you enjoy these Skor Squares as much as we do! They’re actually so easy, we could make them in the summer heat… hahahahaha. Monica

  10. Mine seem really gooey and sticky does that mean I didn’t cook them long enough? Thanks!

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