Christmas from the Heart

Christmas From The Heart: December 1

In addition to being a longtime friend of CCCM, Jill Bates has one of the warmest and most festive homes in all of Orange County! Join us as we tour our first decorated home of the season, and find out how to make one of Jill’s favorite treats that she gives out to her friends and family during the holiday season!


from the kitchen of Jill Bates


— 1/2 cup butter

— 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

— 1 14oz. Can sweetened condensed millk

— 6-12 oz. white chocolate chips

— 1 1/3 cup talked coconut

— 1 cup chopped pecans


— Preheat over to 350.

— In a 13×9 pan, melt butter. Add the graham cracker crumbs and mix together and pat in the pan.

— Pour sweetened condensed milk over the crust, then, in order, sprinkle on the remaining ingredients.

— Pat into pan.

— Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

— When done, run a spatula around the edge to loosen and let cool.

— Best to let sit out for 3-4 hours or overnight and then cut into squares. Enjoy!