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Magic Cookie Bars


I’m still in the mood for baking!

These things have been around forever but I’ve never made them. This is so quick and easy. The original recipe calls for graham crackers and grind them in a food processor. This time of year, I can find boxes of already ground graham crackers. So much easier!


1/2 cup of butter

1 1/2 (one and one-half) cups of graham cracker crumbs

1 14oz can of Sweetened condensed milk (EAGLE brand or generic)

1 1/2 cup of shredded coconut flakes

2 cups of chocolate chips

1 cup of chopped pecans OR walnuts

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Melt butter. Add crumbs                Stir until all crumbs are combined


Lay crumbs in bottom of greased or sprayed 9×13 pan. Press down with a flat spatula. Pour condensed milk on top.


Layer coconut, chocolate chips, and nuts. Then press down with flat spatula. Cook on 350* for 25 minutes.


Place pan on cooling rack for approx. 30 minutes to allow the pan to cool completely before cutting bars. They set better as they cool off.

Enjoy with glass of milk. These things are RICH!

Magic Cookie Bars back again. | Katrina Runs For Food

Saturday 17th of December 2011

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Gluten Free Diva

Tuesday 14th of December 2010

Yes indeed, this recipe has been around forever. But I haven't made it in a very long time. I wonder if I can convert it to gluten and dairy free. I'm certainly going to give it a try. This is a classic!