So in my family these are known as Mikkelsen Squares. A close friend of our family, with the last name Mikkelsen, used to make these for our family on special occasions like Christmas. I had no idea they actually had another name until this year!
My husbands family have a tradition to make peanut butter cookies for Christmas as my father-in-law absolutely loves anything peanut! SO, this year I thought I would blend two traditions and tackle this easy to make recipe.
Don't get me wrong here, this recipe is not "healthy" by any means, but I chose healthier and less processed ingredients. If we are going to indulge in nostalgic treats, why not change out the GMO and highly refined ingredients for better choices. I am also not the hugest fan of peanuts due to the mycotoxins and being a high allergen, but once a year I can bend and enjoy a peanut treat. Remember to always "treat treats as treats".
Happy and healthy holidays to you and your family!