Magic Cookie Bars recipe has a buttery graham cracker crust topped with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, and pecans. This dessert is sometimes called Seven Layer Bars or Hello Dolly Bars.

Magic Cookie Bars

MAGIC  COOKIE BARS

This vintage recipe dates back heaven knows how long. I’m always surprised when people have never heard of them. The reason I’m posting this recipe is that my sister called surprised saying, “You don’t have a recipe for Magic Cookie Bars on your site?!”

I said that I didn’t because I assumed everyone knew the recipe by heart but apparently although small, there are many variations of these out there.

MAGIC COOKIE BAR INGREDIENTS:

  • graham crackers
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • chocolate chips
  • butterscotch chips
  • shredded coconut
  • chopped pecans

VARIATIONS:

  • use milk chocolate chips instead
  • omit the butterscotch chips
  • switch it up and add peanut butter chips
  • don’t love coconut? Leave it out.

EVAPORATED MILK VS SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK

These are not the same and cannot be used in place of another. Sweetened condensed milk is much more sweet and thick whereas evaporated milk is thinner.

STORAGE:

These can be stored at room temperature in a resealable container for up to 3 days, kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, and frozen for up to two months.

Magic Cookie Bars on a plate

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Magic Cookie Bars

Magic Cookie Bars

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Magic Cookie Bars recipe has a buttery graham cracker crust topped with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, and pecans. This dessert is sometimes called Seven Layer Bars or Hello Dolly Bars.

Ingredients

  • 1 - 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper or grease well.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs and butter until well combined. Press crumbs into the prepared pan firmly in an even layer.
  3. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the graham cracker crumbs.
  4. Sprinkle the chocolate and butterscotch chips on top of the sweetened condensed milk in an even layer. Sprinkle the coconut on top and finish with a layer of the nuts.
  5. Press down toppings gently with a fork. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until coconut starts to turn golden brown. Cool completely and cut into bars.
Magic Cookie Bars