5 Quick Questions with Kansas Stone: Holiday Edition and Nana’s Squares Recipe

The dudes of Kansas Stone are always ready for a celebration, so it’s no surprise to us that they’re jacked up for Christmas.

We caught up with Brian and Matt for a holiday round of 5 Quick Questions, and the guys also shared Brian’s favourite recipe from his nana.

Have a look, make some dessert – and enjoy!

5 Quick Questions, Holiday Edition with Kansas Stone

Q) Did you guys have a favourite Christmas song when you were kids?

Brian) Elvis Presley’s Blue Christmas

Matt) Johnny Marks/Brenda Lee’s Rock’n Around The Xmas Tree

Q) Do you have a favourite Christmas song to play together?

Brian) The only Christmas song we have ever really played is White Christmas because it is real… filled with heart and soul. Not overly commercialized… Well we also wrote a Christmas song last year that is really fun and maybe you’ll hear it one day in the future if we ever do a Kansas Christmas album hahaha

Q) If you could partner up with any artist for a collaboration on a Christmas song, who would you choose?

Brian) It would be Long Haired Christmas by Kansas Stone featuring Chris Stapleton, The Cadillac Three, Steven Tyler and Zakk Wylde… sounds pretty rad to me lol

Q) What is your favourite beverage for a holiday party?

Brian) A Miami Vice so I can pretend I’m on vacation in the warm sun and not in the snow lol… or a beer… any beer, as long as it’s cold

Matt) I’d go for Baileys and coffee (Spanish coffee)

Q) If you could only have 1 dessert after Christmas dinner, what would you choose?

Brian) Well I love pumpkin pie and whipped cream… or a warm brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream… ok I’m hungry now lol

Matt) I would have to say shortbread cookies… that’s my jam lol

Q) Do you have a favourite holiday recipe?

Brian) Nana square (my grandmother’s special) I’ve been eating them since I was a kid… you will love them.

 

(No Bake) Nana Squares

Ingredients:

Cereal Mix

1/2 cup of Corn Syrup
1/2 cup of Peanut Butter
1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
3 cups Rice Krispies

Topping

½ cup Chocolate Chips
½ cup Peanut Butter

Directions:

Cereal Mix

1. Put them in a saucepan on low to medium heat. Keep stirring until it starts to boil. Then remove from heat.
2. Stir in 3 cups of rice krispies.
3. Lightly Butter the sides and bottom of an 8×8 pan
4. Put cereal mix in pan and press firmly to compress mix to form pan
5. Let sit and make topping

Topping

1. Melt 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
2. Add 1/2 cup of peanut butter
3. Mix together
4. Pour over cereal mix and let set in cool area

THEN BAM… you have the best treat ever!

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5 Quick Questions with Kansas Stone: Holiday Edition and Nana’s Squares Recipe

The dudes of Kansas Stone are always ready for a celebration, so it’s no surprise to us that they’re jacked up for Christmas.

We caught up with Brian and Matt for a holiday round of 5 Quick Questions, and the guys also shared Brian’s favourite recipe from his nana.

Have a look, make some dessert – and enjoy!

5 Quick Questions, Holiday Edition with Kansas Stone

Q) Did you guys have a favourite Christmas song when you were kids?

Brian) Elvis Presley’s Blue Christmas

Matt) Johnny Marks/Brenda Lee’s Rock’n Around The Xmas Tree

Q) Do you have a favourite Christmas song to play together?

Brian) The only Christmas song we have ever really played is White Christmas because it is real… filled with heart and soul. Not overly commercialized… Well we also wrote a Christmas song last year that is really fun and maybe you’ll hear it one day in the future if we ever do a Kansas Christmas album hahaha

Q) If you could partner up with any artist for a collaboration on a Christmas song, who would you choose?

Brian) It would be Long Haired Christmas by Kansas Stone featuring Chris Stapleton, The Cadillac Three, Steven Tyler and Zakk Wylde… sounds pretty rad to me lol

Q) What is your favourite beverage for a holiday party?

Brian) A Miami Vice so I can pretend I’m on vacation in the warm sun and not in the snow lol… or a beer… any beer, as long as it’s cold

Matt) I’d go for Baileys and coffee (Spanish coffee)

Q) If you could only have 1 dessert after Christmas dinner, what would you choose?

Brian) Well I love pumpkin pie and whipped cream… or a warm brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream… ok I’m hungry now lol

Matt) I would have to say shortbread cookies… that’s my jam lol

Q) Do you have a favourite holiday recipe?

Brian) Nana square (my grandmother’s special) I’ve been eating them since I was a kid… you will love them.

 

(No Bake) Nana Squares

Ingredients:

Cereal Mix

1/2 cup of Corn Syrup
1/2 cup of Peanut Butter
1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
3 cups Rice Krispies

Topping

½ cup Chocolate Chips
½ cup Peanut Butter

Directions:

Cereal Mix

1. Put them in a saucepan on low to medium heat. Keep stirring until it starts to boil. Then remove from heat.
2. Stir in 3 cups of rice krispies.
3. Lightly Butter the sides and bottom of an 8×8 pan
4. Put cereal mix in pan and press firmly to compress mix to form pan
5. Let sit and make topping

Topping

1. Melt 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
2. Add 1/2 cup of peanut butter
3. Mix together
4. Pour over cereal mix and let set in cool area

THEN BAM… you have the best treat ever!

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