Main content

Gooey Southern Squares

Makes 1 9-inch square pan/16 to 25 squares.

Brought to you by


  • 2 cups digestive cookies (about 20)

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 cup salt roasted peanuts

  • 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips

  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut, lightly toasted

  • 2 14-ounce tins condensed milk


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 325 F and grease a 9-inch square pan. Line pan with parchment so paper overhangs on two sides (this allows you to pull out squares easily for slicing).

  • 2.

    For base, pulse digestive cookies in a food processor until a fine crumb. Toss with melted butter to combine and press into prepared pan. Sprinkle peanuts over base. Sprinkle chocolate chips over peanuts then top with toasted coconut. Pour condensed milk over coconut and spread gently. Bake for 325 F for 55 to 65 minutes, until condensed milk is bubbling and a golden brown. Allow to cool completely (about 3 hours) before slicing.

  • 3.

    Store Gooey Southern Squares in an airtight container for up to a week.


Variation:Prepare Gooey Southern Squares as above, except prepare a 9-inch round springform pan and replace peanuts with Macadamia nuts. Drizzle melted dark chocolate over tart and cut into wedges to serve

Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
4 comments • 0 ratings
Please login to comment
Posted by angie999Report
did you try recipe with other nuts like macadamias?
Posted by Report
I dont like coconut,what can I put instead ?
Posted by Denise64Report
This is the most yummiest recipe, have tried with and without macadamia nuts and with and without drizzled chocolate, the vote in the office is "yum" and so easy as well.

I have also tried with without the peanuts and macadamias.

Posted by MJ46Report
This recipe is one of the best tasting slices i have ever made and every one loves it.