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Magic Bars

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A graham cracker crust, butterscotch and chocolate chips, pecans, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk all combine to make these Magic Bars!

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Magic Bars | What are they?

Magic Bars go by many names (Magic Cookie Bars, 7-Layer Bars, and Hello Dolly Bars are just a few). They’re basically heaven in bar form, but in all seriousness, this dessert is 7 layers of ingredients all stacked on top of one another then baked until warm and gooey.

Main Ingredients Needed

You only need 7 ingredients for these amazing Magic Bars! Here’s a breakdown of everything you’ll need:

  • Butter – this stuff is melted and added to the graham cracker crumbs to create a crust. Optional step is to brown your butter for a rich and nutty flavor.
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs – this creates a simple yet yummy base for the rest of the ingredients. You could also use oreo crumbs here, just sayin.
  • Butterscotch Chips – if you’re not a huge fan of these use white chocolate chips or even PB chips!
  • Chocolate Chips – who doesn’t love chocolate. Milk, semi-sweet or dark, the choice is yours!
  • Pecans – chopped and optionally toasted. You could also use walnuts here.
  • Coconut Shreds – use these plain or toast them before baking.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – this tops the entire thing and makes everything ooey-gooey and good. Add a bit of vanilla for a stronger taste.

How to Make Magic Bars

For full details on how to make Magic Bars, see the recipe card down below 🙂

1. Preheat + Prep

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set it aside.

2. Make Crust

Stir melted butter and graham cracker crumbs together. Press evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan using the back of a flat measuring cup.

3. Layer Goodies

Top graham cracker crust with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, pecans, and shredded coconut. Then evenly drizzle the entire thing with sweetened condensed milk. Use the back of a spoon or butter knife to evenly distribute.

4. Bake, Cool + Slice

Bake for 25 minutes or until the bars are set and the edges have slightly browned. Cool completely then cut into 20 even bars.

magic bars cut

Storing Instructions

Store any leftover magic bars in an airtight container for up to 5 days. These treats don’t have to be refrigerated however if you live in a hotter climate, consider storing them in the fridge instead of at room temperature.

Can I Freeze Magic Bars?

You can absolutely freeze these babies! Allow magic bars to cool completely, slice then store in an airtight freezer-safe container for up to two months. Thaw at room temperature or heat one up in the microwave (be careful not to zap it for too long)!

magic bars stacked on top of one another

More Bars to Try!

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The printable recipe card is down below, enjoy friends 🙂

magic bar squares

Magic Bars

A graham cracker crust, butterscotch and chocolate chips, pecans, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk all combine to make these Magic Bars!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 bars
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chocolate chips I used semi-sweet
  • 1 cup coconut shreds
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk 1 can
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set it aside.
  • Stir melted butter and graham cracker crumbs together. Press evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan using the back of a flat measuring cup.
  • Top graham cracker crust with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, pecans, and shredded coconut. Then evenly drizzle the entire thing with sweetened condensed milk. Use the back of a spoon or butter knife to evenly distribute.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the bars are set and the edges have slightly browned. Cool completely then cut into 20 even bars.
  • Store and serve at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 167mgPotassium: 123mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 267IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 1mg
Keyword hello dolly bars, magic bars, magic cookie bars
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