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Magic Cookie Bars from EAGLE BRAND®

Eagle brand

"This bar cookie is an old fashioned favorite. Chocolate chips, nuts and coconut are set in a caramelized layer on top of a graham cracker crust."
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servings 167 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (36 bars)

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees for glass dish). Coat 13x9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture. Layer evenly with chocolate chips, coconut and nuts. Press down firmly with a fork.
  3. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Cut into bars or diamonds. Store covered at room temperature.


  • Variations
  • 7-Layer Magic Cookie Bars: Substitute 1 cup (6-ounces) butterscotch flavored chips* for 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and proceed as directed above.
  • Peanut butter flavored chips or white chocolate chips may be substituted for butterscotch flavored chips.
  • Magic Peanut Cookie Bars: Substitute 2 cups (about 3/4 pound) 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 167 calories; 9.8 g fat; 13.9 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g protein; 11 mg cholesterol; 64 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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  1. 758 Ratings

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Everyone loves this, it's addictive. Some hints, when doing the butter/graham crust, add 1/4 teasp. cinnamon. Melt butter in a pot on stove, then stir in the graham crackers, then put it in the...

Most helpful critical review

I just think these cookies have way too many chocolate chips. If you reduce the chocolate chips to 1 and 1/4 cups it is much better and then worthy of five stars, but not as is.

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Everyone loves this, it's addictive. Some hints, when doing the butter/graham crust, add 1/4 teasp. cinnamon. Melt butter in a pot on stove, then stir in the graham crackers, then put it in the...

I used a combination of chocolate chips and butterscotch chips, and walnuts. I pre-mixed these along with the coconut, and poured the mixture over the condensed milk. My daughter who absolutel...

I mixed the crumbs into the butter before patting it into the pan. Also, I wish I had added the nuts before the coconut so the nuts wouldn't taste roasted. Other than that, this was a simple r...

These are fabulous. However, I increased the crust to 2 1/2 cups of crumbs and added a little more butter to the original recipe. I also added 1/2 cup of white choco-chips and reduced the amount...

My older sister made these about 20 years ago for Christmas, and I have made them every year since! They are a always a big hit at the office and at holiday gatherings. I usually make a slightly...

I volunteered to bring something for our annual Christmas bazaar for church - even though I don't bake much any more. These were so easy to make! I used the version with 1/2 chocolate chips an...

This has always been a favorite of mine since I was young. When I left the States in 1974 and settled in Australia my biggest problem was that I couldn't get graham crackers, so I substituted a ...

I made this recipes with 1/2 chocolate chips and 1/2 reeses peanut butter morsels mix and it was outstanding. I also found it helpful to press down on the bars with a spatula before baking, this...

My kids went crazy for these, very sweet and chocolately. The crust was a little tricky for me though, I don't understand why the butter needs to be melted in the oven? Next time I'll just put...