Magic Bars (also called 7 layer bars) are simple cookie bars made from a graham cracker crust, three different types of chocolate chips, coconut and nuts. This is the EASIEST dessert, and always a party favorite.
1sleeve graham crackers*, honey or chocolate flavored
2heath bars, chopped
1can sweetened condensed milk
Crush graham crackers in the sleeve, or using a food processor or rolling pin. Mix with melted butter and pout mixture into a greased 8’’ square baking dish.
Sprinkle crust with chocolate chips, then butterscotch chips, chopped heath bars, nuts and coconut. Pour sweetened condensed evenly over the top.
Bake at 250 degrees F. for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool before serving. (I like to refrigerate mine for a few hours before serving so they are easier to get out of the pan, to cut and hold the “layers” better.)
Graham crackers: One sleeve of graham crackers is 9 whole crackers, and will yield 1 heaping cup of graham cracker crumbs.
Chocolate crust: use chocolate graham crackers instead of honey graham crackers.
Oreo crust: crush 24 Oreos and mix with the melted butter.
Different flavored chips: try white chocolate, mint, butterscotch, or any variety of chocolate chips.
Vegan Magic Bars: substitute vegan butter and, in place of sweetened condensed milk, mix 1 cup of full fat coconut milk with 1/3 cup sugar.
Make Ahead Instructions: You can make magic bars 1-2 days ahead of time. Store them covered, in the refrigerator until ready to serve.Freezing Instructions: First, flash freeze the bars by placing cut bars onto a cookie sheet and freeze for 1 hour, uncovered. This will help with the stickiness. Transfer to a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. Place a piece of parchment paper between layers, if stacking them.