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Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars

Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars
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Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars a standard recipe that I’m sure most of you have made in your lifetime at one point or another. Am I right? They have graced many a pot luck dinner, baby shower, girls night party and book club chit chat.  I have seen them show their pretty face at every one of these gatherings and have never met anyone who doesn’t love them.

What makes them so magical? A buttery graham cracker crust is drizzled with sweetened condensed milk. This is the magical ingredient that binds everything together, and it’s not a wonder. Have you ever gotten all wild and crazy and tasted sweetened condensed milk all on its own. It’s magical, isn’t it. Please proceed at your own risk. I cannot be held responsible if you drink the whole can for lunch.

Thank you.

Anyhow, after the crust is drizzled with sweetened condensed milk layers of semi sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, milk chocolate chips, coconut and sliced almonds are all piled up to a fine deliciousness. Everything gets baked golden and wonderful in the oven and a magical cookie bar is born.

Scroll on down to see how it’s done!

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SEVEN LAYER MAGIC COOKIE BARS
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Time: 15 min. prep + 30 minutes baking
Yield: One 9×13 pan
Recipe adapted slightly from Eagle Brand Condensed Milk

1 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs
1/2 C melted butter
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C butterscotch chips
1 C milk chocolate chips
1 C sweetened, shredded coconut
1/3 C sliced almonds

 

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1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Toss a little more than 1 package of graham crackers into a small food processor or blender. (I used the small pitcher of my Ninga blender) Grind them up into crumbs. You’ll need 1 1/2 cups of crumbs.

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3. Take the blade out of the blender and add 1/2 cup melted butter. Stir it in with a fork, making sure all of the crumbs are well coated.

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4. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and press the buttery crumbs into the bottom of it.

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5. Grab a can of sweetened condensed milk and drizzle it as evenly as possible over the top of the crumbs.

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6. Sprinkle on 1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips,

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1/2 cup butterscotch chips,

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1 cup of milk chocolate chips and 1 cup coconut.

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7. Sprinkle 1/3 cup of sliced almonds over the top…

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and gently press it all down with your fingers, or a fork.
8. Pop it into the oven and bake this beauty for 30 minutes, or until it is bubbly throughout and the edges are golden brown.
9. Cool the bars completely then cut and serve.

Enjoy!

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8 Comments

  1. 1
    Crystal
    July 15, 2013 at 10:43 am

    My mom always called these “Hello Dollies” – not sure why but they are a classic!

  2. 2
    Janet
    July 15, 2013 at 10:54 am

    My Southern family calls these ‘Drizzle Bars’ because you drizzle the sweetened condensed milk. Yum!

  3. 3
    July 15, 2013 at 11:36 am

    My mom made these a lot when I was a child. So delicious!

  4. 4
    July 15, 2013 at 11:50 am

    These look delicious!

  5. 5
    Spacebunny
    July 15, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Love these! We make ours with pecans instead of almonds.

  6. 6
    Ro
    July 17, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I have forbidden myself to make these for about 10 years now because I love them so much. Maybe I should make them again…

  7. 7
    Karin
    July 23, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I love these bars. They are so yummy. Jamie, I’m wondering if you have any recommendations for kids plates, cups, glasses? I’m moving and want to upgrade instead of moving all my mismatched stuff

  8. 8
    Heidi
    July 31, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    This recipe doesn’t work. Noramlly you put the sweetened condensed milk on top of everything, not just the crumbs, and it acts like a glue. I tried it your way, and nothing sticks together. If you actually use this “adapted” recipe, you’ll be highly disappointed. Another fail at trying to take other recipes and make them your own.

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