Fudge Ripple Squares Recipe
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Fudge Ripple Squares Recipe

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When my four children were growing up, this was a frequent birthday treat. Now, my grandchildren request it. (I am the grandmother of three and great-grandmother of one.) It also could be served at a tea or at a card party. -Phyllis Rank, Wapato, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 380 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Set aside.
  2. Combine the cocoa, 1/3 cup walnuts and remaining sugar. Spoon a third of the batter into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Sprinkle with half of the cocoa mixture. Dot with half of the butter. Repeat layers; top with remaining batter.
  3. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Cocoa Ripple Squares in Country Woman March/April 1998, p33

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maggieaw User ID: 4163584 202634
Reviewed May. 11, 2011

"I expected this bar to be like a blonde brownie, however the texture reminded me of a coffee cake. Not my favorite but it was easy and quick to make."

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