Reviews for Magic Cookie Bars from EAGLE BRAND
They get much better after a few days in the refrigerator.
LOVE these. They were such a hit among friends at a recent party. I didn't have store bought crumbs, so I made my own by using my favorite graham crackers from Trader Joe's (adds a nice touch of cinnamon) and mashed them into pieces in a plastic bag. I used 2 cups of crumbs and slightly increased the butter and pressed it into the bottom of the pan. They were perfect!
Very good recipe. However, as I was mixing the butter with the graham crakers crumbs I could tell the ratios were off. I only used about 1/2 of the recommended amount of butter and could tell that more was NOT needed. It is silly to blindly follow a recipe when you can tell from experience that something is wrong with the listed quantities. I can see what others said about it being greasy so fortunately I did NOT use that much butter. A whole stick of butter will make a very greasy crust. I did prebake the crust since this is much like a cheesecake crust. There are also other recipes on AR that are nearly the same, so I had compared ingredients and read the reviews before starting. Mix together all of the other dry ingredients and then place over the top of the milk. Much easier then trying to layer them separately and the topping comes out more uniform.
OOOhhh...these are so good! I always use the 7-layer variation with the butterscotch chips. One of the best cookie recipes ever!
I just got done making these 15 minutes ago! They are the BEST! I'm mailing my sister in Wisconsin a care package for Christmas. She will be receiving some of these along with other goodies.
These are delicious! I made them for a church potluck and got rave reviews. One lady said, "Those bars are to die for!!"
I have people asking me for this recipe ALL the time. I made it the first time and everyone loved them. Now I add more assortment of nuts like walnuts, macademia, etc. I also add butterscotch morsels and bittersweet chocolate.
My mom used to make this in a 8" x 8" pan instead of 13" x 9". Much better, IMO.
Delicious but I made the mistake of using salted butter - make sure to use unsalted butter or they taste quite salty. Also, next time I will use more nuts and less chocolate chips as it was a little too sweet and gooey for me and I think the nuts would cut the sweetness of the condensed milk a little bit more. I also think I could cut the butter down just a tad.
These are so good and very easy to make! After reading other reviews, I used more graham cracker crumbs and butter to make a thicker crust. I mixed them together and then pressed them in the bottom of the baking dish. I mixed the other ingredients together too before spreading them over the crust. It came out great.
Meh. Dad loved these, hubby and I were less than thrilled. To be fair, we subbed peanuts for walnuts and peanut butter chips for chocolate (though this was a great switch if you like PB!). The issue was the crust, just bleah, no flavor. Next time, I'll try making my own graham cracker crumbs instead of using boxed ones, maybe get more flavor and texture.
My mother used to make these all the time growing up. This recipe is so easy--everything layered in one pan, and they are delicious!
These are a 'blast from the past' and still hard to beat......and sooo very easy.
My whole family loves these bars! This recipe has been around for over 20 years and it's a favourite Christmas treat. I never met a man who didn't love these. A couple things I do to make the process easier: while the oven preheats pop the pan in with the butter to melt it, the other is use a spatula to press it down because it's much more efficient than a fork. Oh and one last thing! The amounts of chocolate chips, coconut and nuts can vary. Use as much or as little as you like! :)
My family loves these cookie bars. They are SOOO easy to make and DELICIOUS! We only make them around the holidays though because we have a tendency to over indulge!!
VERY rich, but so good. i can only eat them for dessert if dinner was light and it definitely needs a tall glass of chocolate milk.
These magic cookies bars are a hit with everyone I have ever made them for. I actually make the recipe slightly different. I use the same graham cracker crumb bottom. Then I mix the sweetened condensed milk with the coconut (and nuts if you want) and then bake it for 20 minutes. Once it is ready, I put the chocolate chips on top, let them melt and spread them over the bar. Very delicious!
My family has made these bars for years & they are very sweet. I made a less sweet version & it turned out wonderful ( the crust did not fall apart!!!) Here is what I did to make a smaller & less sweet batch...Using a round cake pan, sprayed with cooking spray...melt 6 tbls. butter in saucepan. Stir in 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs. Press mixture into pan. Pour 1/2 can Eagle Brand over crumbs, layer with 1/2 cup UN-sweetened coconut, 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips & 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely. Cut into bars. This way of making these held up wonderfully. They are a lot less sweeter than the original version.
My mother used to make these all the time growing up. This recipe is so easy--everything layered in one pan, and they are delicious!
Very gooey and way too sweet
Very easy to bake and everyone loved them at work
I made these for my husband since I don't like coconut and he ate all of them in about 2 days! He said they were awesome! Thanks! :)
I hadn't made these in over 20 years...I adjusted the graham cracker crust to 2.5 cups and mistakenly put in 1 cup of butter instead of 1/2. For the pan - I used parchment paper. These turned out wonderful...the crust was thick and with the parchment paper came right out of the pan.
I've been making and eating these since I was a child. Tasty and super easy. Always a hit with company.
My Variation ~ Double the recipe....bake in two 8x8 dollar store aluminum pans. Use Nilla Vanilla Wafers crushed for crust, use one can dulce de leche milk (it's essentially caramel) and one can sweetened condensed milk. Used macadamias and some white chips in addition to the chocolate. I have never ever received this many sincere compliments on a variation of a trusted recipe. Born of a 'only had this on hand' moment - I will keep the 2 kinds of milk and the remake of the crust for sure.
Oh holy delicious. I am addicted to these. I once ate the whole dish to myself pregnant. It was so embarassing. I made a second batch and shared that one with the kids ;) Super rich and not as addicting to everyone but certainly as enjoyable I swear these should be a pms peace offering gift in every home ;) Deliciousssssss
I substituted chocolate graham crackers for regular. Cookies were a big hit.
I have been dying to make these and I finally did with a bit of disappointment. My graham cracker crust didn't really form a solid layer and kind of crumbled apart. Maybe I should have mixed it with melted butter and then pressed it into the bottom of the pan. The taste was good because of the chocolate but nobody commented on them (except my husband who didn't really like them) or returned for seconds.
This is a fabulous recipe! Although, when I was going through my pantry this morning looking for the ingredients, I noticed I didn't have regular graham crackers. Instead, I crushed up cinnamon flavored Teddy Grahams! Wow, they tasted great in this recipe! In addition to the top layer, after it was baked and cooled, I drizzled a little caramel sauce on it, which added a nice touch and made it look even prettier. This recipe is pretty versatile, but my additions turned out delicious. Yum!
This is an easy recipe to make. It's egg free which I like because I have a friend with egg allergies. Love this with dark chocolate chips also!
AMAZING. love these things!!! My mom used to make these for thanksgiving, lot's of good memories with these bars:D Thank you!!
These are so sinful...be sure to make them for a party or gathering. Everyone will rave about them. You will be sorry if they are not shared with others!!
I used to get this recipe off the back of a box of sweetened crushed corn flakes made for fish batter. a billion different names for a wonderful bar cookie. I did chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, coconut flakes, and slivered almonds on 1/2. just use handful amounts and sprinkle what ever you like! ALWAYS amazing!
absolutely incredible! And so simple to make! Good when they're gooey out of the oven and when they've cooled off. yummy yummy!!
I followed some of the advice of others. I bought my items at the bulk barn if i didn't already have them. I used 2 cups of graham crumbs and mixed it with the melted butter (microwaved) first then patted it into the pan. then added about 3/4 of the condensed milk, then about 1 1/2 cups of chopped walnuts. Then mixed together in a bowl the coconut (1/2 sweetened 1/2 not) with 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of peanut butter chips (because I had them). sprinkled that mixture on top and drizzled the entire thing with the 1/4 of the condensed milk I had left. wouldn't change a thing. Thanks all!
Everyone I know loves these. My mom used to make these when my siblings and I were young, and she would make them for school bake sales and brunches, etc. I have never cared for them, but I really am the only one it seems! Lol These are very rich and filling. If you love the individual ingredients of this recipe, I think you will be wildly impressed. Some other reviewers said there was too much chocolate; that's how I feel, also. The chocolate chips seem so overpowering, but nobody in my family has complained about that. Big hit recipe!
I love this recipe. Everytime I make these, they always get eaten and there are never any leftovers. I add butterscotch chips along with the chocolate chips.
I often bring these to potlocks and they disappear instantly. People seem to always ask who made the magic bars and give me lots of compliments. I love to make them because the only pan I get dirty is the one I bake the bars in. Very simple and tasty!
Love these bars! They are So rich and a little goes a long way. I think these are one of my Dad's favorite desserts and I always make them for Christmas to give away. I like to use one cup of chocolate chips and one cup of butterscotch chips. Yum!!
just use pam on the dish before you bake and they will turn out fantastic
Delicious, but this recipe leaves them too crumbly. Mix butter and crumbs first (I use processor). Put on chips, nuts, then coconut. Drizzle the milk LAST so that it soaks all the toppings. This creates a more solid bar and helps the coconut to brown to a nice crunch.
My husband made this recipe for Thanksgiving. It was a big hit. Even months later our friends are asking him when he will make it again.
These were quick to make, quick to bake, and perfectly yummy.
Very tasty, but I didn't like how the nuts tasted roasted and crunchy after coming out of the oven - next time I would leave out the nuts just because I didn't like the texture. Also, it was a little messy to cut, with a lot of the toppings coming off easily.
These bars were easy to make and a big hit with family and friends. These are going to be my new go to bar when I need to bring something to a function.
These were good, I didn't add the coconut and added about 1 T of vanilla to the condensed milk. They were good but wayyyyy to rich
Perfect! I made this five times and it's always a big hit whenever I take this! Also, I'm from Europe so I use "metric" option and don't know if it translate the measures very well, anyway I doubled graham crackers and add a little bit more of butter (but not double).
I've been making these for years and here's a few tips you must follow for these to work best: 1. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the crumbs, THEN the chocolate chips, THEN the nuts, THEN the coconut. You could also use marshmallows instead of coconut. 2. Don't forget to press them down with a fork before baking!!
Big hit at parties! I add some caramel sauce drizzled on top and that gives it a nice but of extra sweetness.
this recipe didnt work for me. it was way too sweet and the graham crust was way too thin for the milk content. it turned out to be a soggy blob.
These are good BUT if you mix the choc chips with Butterscotch chips and put pecans on top and then bake it changes the whole taste for a 1000% better taste. Try it
Fantastic recipe. I baked mine in mini and regular sized muffin tins. They turned out great. I just had to adjust the baking time to 12-15 min for the mini ones and about 20 minutes for the regular sized muffins. I also used part butterscotch, semisweet, and white chocolate chips. They were a hit!
Always get requests for these!!
These are awesome. I've never had anyone say they didn't like them. Co-workers often request them, even those that aren't fond of coconut. A real winner!
Amazingly easy recipe. I love that there are no eggs, sugar, flour, etc. & you don't have to have the measurements exactly right; for instance, I used only one cup of chocolate chips and thought that was PLENTY. Also, I pushed the graham cracker crust up slightly onto the sides of the baking dish so that not only is it on the bottom, but on the sides of the bars as well. Enjoy!
I thought they were a little sweet, but everyone at work absolutely loved these and were asking for the recipe. Very easy to make.
Have made this recipe for years but haven't made it in a long while. The family raved like I had never made it before. Did add toffee chips as an added crunch and only made it better. Will not wait so long to make again.
I am not a cookie or cookie bar person, but I tried these at a friend's suggestion and loved it. A definite winner.
I use organic, unsweetened shredded coconut for these, so much more flavor with less sweetness. I also mix the melted butter and graham crumbs and press into pan. Split the condensed milk, half against the crust and half over the top. Much better overall result.
I didn't like this cookie. First of all you need to do the butter and graham cracker bits like a cheesecake crust. If you don't you have some places where the graham cracker doesn't make a bottom crust for the cookie. Overall I thought the cookie was terrible.
So bad for you, and oh so good.
Yummy!!! Magic Cookie Bars have been a family favorite ever since I can remember. We've always stuck to the original recipe (as opposed to the variations listed), and we've never put the nuts in. These are guaranteed to be gone in less than a day, if the sweet tooth in your family runs as strong as it does in ours.
These are amazingly easy to make! I suggest mixing in butterscotch chips and chocolate chips. Also, as someone else said, mix together the coconut, chips and nuts and then sprinkle over milk. It helps a lot with even distribution.
These are a favorite from my childhood. I remember helping my mother make them (just the chocolate chips, coconut, and chopped walnuts variation). I make a batch for my brother every Christmas. Make sure to allow to cool completely, even refrigerate, before cutting.
Very tasty! I like to change up the crust sometimes and use crushed wafers or make a simple shortbread crust. I use both white and dark chocolate chips, and have also used butterscotch chips as well before. A chewy, easy-to-please, chocolatey snack.
I have been making these cookies for over 30 years. Everyone loves them!!
I've been eating these since I was a little girl and I always thought my mom created the recipe. Low and behold she did not. I love these with almonds because they taste like Almond Joy. I always use 1 cup of chocolate chips and the recipe still comes out just fine. One thing I do find is that if you use the called for 2 cup of chocolate chips put them on top of the graham cracker. When they melt and then re-cool they form a seal with the bottom and top layers. The only way I can ever get my bars to cool this way, however, is if I leave them out in the cold for an hour. They are so good it's hard to not cut into them before they are cool, but you need to. Also, for another variation mix all ingredients together. The bars still come out divine.
Yummy cookies! I omitted the nuts and replaced with cherrie pie filling. A very nice variation for the holidays.
It was good but I didnt add the coconut nor the nuts as my kids and I dont like coconut...But I will try it next time tho just to see if its better..I also found that 2 cups of choc chips was too much so Im goin to try to do less next time.But I sure will make it again
I have also made this recipe every year for nearly 3 decades! My aunt used to make this and now my mom and I make them all the time. We actually pour the condensed milk over the top of the entire layered cookie--saving it the end. It makes the cookies taste candied and then we freeze them before serving them. Super delicious cold vs. room temp.
I had about an hour to throw together a dessert and these are so quick and easy to make. I made three batches and took them to a party - they were all gone in about an hour. I got a ton of compliments on them and had several people ask me for the recipe. I'd say they were a definite success. This one is going into my recipe box for future use on the fly.
5 STARS!I've made these for at least 25 years, and my whole family LOVES them!!!!its always requested and so addictive it ends up being breakfast,lunch and dinner!YUM,YUM,YUM
Good, very rich.
This recipe brings back memories from my childhood. I made as the recipe is written. It's delicious & easy. I think the only thing I would do different is press the crust down a little better as it fell apart a bit.
These are great! When my husband was in the Marine Corps I used to make these and send them out with him when he went into the field. All his friends begged me to make extras for them too.
An easy, good and easily adaptable bar cookie recipe.
Classic Recipes... makes them exactly how they are supposed to taste.... yummy
Snaps for Eagle Brand! I don't think you can mess up this recipe, really. After the graham crackers are in the pan you can put the rest of the ingredients on in any order. I went with nuts, sweet milk, 3 kinds of chips, coconut and then sprinkled a few more chips and a few more nuts on. Baked it for 22 min. I did put parchment spayed with pam in the pan 1st. I cut them into 48 1 inch squares so they were pop in your mouth size, any bigger would be overkill on the sugar. Thanks we really like these.
Made as directed. Simple & delicious.
I made this for a cookie exchange and they were a hit. I even burned a batch and they were all eaten up.
Delicious! Doubled the crust but kept everything else the same and spread into a 9 x 11 pan. I added the butterscotch chips for a 7 layer bar. Sold at a charity bake sale and they flew off the plate!
This is a family favorite. i suggest you cut the bars small as it is a very rich treat.
I melt the butter in the pan and then I press down the Graham Cracker Crumbs. I then top with morsels, nuts, coconut and then top with Eagle brand milk. Layering it in that order kept the cookie together and still keeps the recipe simple.
These are very good. I've been making these (minus the nuts) for years. We call them "power bars" :-) The only thing I did diff is mix the margarine with the graham crumbs and make it a packed down layer on the bottom (then add the rest of the layers). Great recipe!
These were too sweet for me, but everyone else at the party seemed to love them!
Yummy! I also poured the sweetened condensed milk over the top of the chocolate chips/nuts/coconut layer.
This has been my favorite cookie bar since I was a small child. One reviewer said to reduce the chocolate chips and I strongly disagree. I actually ADD choc chips until the entire pan is sufficiently covered. Sometimes I make with nuts but since my family is not a big nut in a cookie fan, I usually don't and these are always the first cookies to go. ALWAYS. Just remember to coll fully before cutting into bars, but you should run a knife around the edges of the pan right when it comes out of the oven.
I had a relative who made these when I was a kid every holiday. It was also my first recipe I made in Home Economics class in junior high when we had to make a cookie or similar dessert. It is a very sweet cookie like bar that holds together very well. As a kid I remember I really liked them. But, as an adult they are little too rich and chocolaty for me. However, they are great for a "holiday party" and almost everyone seems to really like them.
This has been a holiday staple for years. They are always a big hit with the family or at gatherings. Instead of chocolate chips we use baking M&Ms. The colors just make them seem more festive for the holidays. We also leave out the nuts.
How can you not LOVE a recipe that you can put together on the morning of Christmas Eve and still have time for EVERYTHING else on your to-do list?? I've been making these since my first Christmas with my husband (29 years and counting!!) and they're still a winner!! Only suggestion is put the chocolate on LAST so it gets melty all over the rest of the ingredients. Quick and DELISH!!
LOVE these cookies! They never disappoint. A few tips: Use the bottom of a heavy, flat drinking glass or a metal measuring cup to pat down the graham crackers evenly. I also use it again to pat down everything before placing in the oven. Also, consider lining the pan with parchment paper. That way, you can remove everything at once when cooled, then cut the individual bars with an electric knife.
Tip #1: Cut the bars before refrigerating them. Do NOT refrigerate and then expect to cut it the next day. It was hard as a rock and I couldn't cut it. It was pretty decent immediately after baking it but the next day it was hardened and not so good.
I've made these with my daughter when she was kittle. It was one of her favorites and we still enjoy making them now 26 yrs later. Tried and true!!!
DE-LISH! THANKS FOR SHARING!
Mmmm. Yum! I am taking a couple of batches to a cookie swap and I'm so excited because these are DIVINE! This was so easy and quick but it delivered when it came to flavor! I made both batches in less than an hour. You can't beat that! I used real butter,Ghiradelli chocolate chips, unsweetened coconut flakes, and ground hazelnuts.
I make these cookies every year for Christmas. I double the recipe and use a 11 x 15 jelly roll pan, and cut them into small triangles. This is a great recipe, make sure you cut them pretty small, as they are very rich!
These are AWESOME! I don't know if a person would really get 36 bars from this recipe, and I did have to double the butter/graham crackers, but everyone at home and work loved them and they will become a quick dessert staple for us!
These were pretty good! I mixed the sweet condensed milk with the cocnut instead of putting it directy on the gram crust. Not sure if that was why the gram crust came out so crumbly. I may add a little extra butter to the gramcrust (mix the melted butter with the gram's before pressing into pan) and i may bake the crust for a few minutes prior to adding the coconut topping. All in All a very rich dessert.