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This magic bars recipe is an old fashioned favorite. Chocolate chips, coconut, and nuts are set in a caramelized layer on a graham cracker crust.



Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). If using a glass dish, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter in a bowl. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish and press onto the bottom. Pour sweetened condensed milk on top. Sprinkle with an even layer of chocolate chips, coconut, and nuts. Press toppings down firmly with the back of a fork.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 25 minutes. Cool completely, then cut into 36 bars or diamonds. Store bars covered at room temperature.


Magic Peanut Cookie Bars: Substitute 2 cups chocolate-covered peanuts for semi-sweet chocolate chips and chopped nuts.

Magic Rainbow Cookie Bars: Substitute 2 cups plain candy-coated chocolate candies for semi-sweet chocolate chips.

7-Layer Magic Cookie Bars: Substitute 1 cup butterscotch-flavored chips (or peanut butter-flavored chips or white chocolate chips) for 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 13.9g; fat 9.8g; cholesterol 10.7mg; sodium 63.8mg. Full Nutrition