Cathedral Windows Dessert Recipe

Are you looking to add a little color to your cookie tray this year? If you aren’t afraid of some seriously sweet treats, I recommend these tasty Cathedral Windows. They are more candy than cookie, truth be told. A little bit messy, certainly, but they are festive and a delicious throwback to old fashioned treats.

Cathedral Windows Recipe

Cathedral Windows

Yield: about two dozen


1/4 cup butter
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 eggs, beaten (or any egg beater type product, as long as it is pasturized)
1 (10.5 ounce) package rainbow colored miniature marshmallows
1/2 to 1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration, or 1 cup shredded coconut (optional)


1. Melt together the butter and chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler or in the microwave. Stir to blend, then stir in the eggs, colored marshmallows and pecans.

2. Pour the mixture into a 9x5 inch loaf pan, lined with wax paper or cling wrap. Dust with powdered sugar (optional, I skipped it) and refrigerate until firm, at least 12 or even 24 hours is best.

3. Remove chilled dough from loaf pan, remove the wax paper or cling wrap. If desired, roll in shredded coconut. Slice into 1/4 inch slices.

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