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Cathedral Windows

Cathedral Windows

Cathedral Windows

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Cathedral Windows
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Course: Candy, No-Bake CookiesDifficulty: Easy



More of a candy than a cookie, slices of colored marshmallows create the “stained glass” in a chocolaty window surrounded by flaked coconut. Often called “Church Windows” or “Stained Glass Window Candy”.


  • 1/4 pound (1/2 cup) butter or margarine

  • 1 package (12-ounce) semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 package (12-ounce) colored mini marshmallows (about 9 cups)

  • 7 ounces sweetened grated coconut (about 2 cups)


  • Heat butter and chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Cool slightly. Toss marshmallows and nuts in a large bowl; stir in chocolate. Tear five 9-inch sheets of waxed paper and sprinkle each generously with coconut. Divide dough into fifths and place each fifth on a sheet of waxed paper. Roll tightly into 2-inch diameter logs and refrigerate overnight or until firm. Before serving, unwrap from waxed paper and cut into 1/2″ slices.


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I left out the walnuts and added 1 cup coarsely crushed graham crackers. They had a s'mores flavor everyone loved.
- Debby

I have made these every year at Christmas time for 35 years. Easy to make and beautiful when plating.
- Shipp

Add a bag of butterscotch chips and put them in large pan. Make and freeze every year. Foiled and buttered.
- Julia

Third generation cookie. We love them! Make them every Christmas as a family!
- Don’t like to Bake

Loves these cookies make them every Christmas lol but i'am from Newfoundland we call it a chocolate log
- Debbie
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