Original Magic Bars – 7 Layer Bars

By Eat More Chocolate Team      

April 23, 2015

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No matter how you layer them, these classic Magic Cookie Bars are addictive. Most often they are layered with a graham cracker crust, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and sometimes butterscotch, or even a combination of them, coconut and nuts.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • 10 mins

    25 mins

    35 mins

  • Yields: 24 Squares


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter; mix well. Press crumb mixture firmly on bottom of 13×9-inch baking pan.

Pour condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture. Layer evenly with remaining ingredients; press down firmly.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Run a knife around the edge of the pan while still warm to loosen.

Cool on a wire rack. Chill if desired to speed up firming. Cut into bars or diamonds. Store covered at room temperature or in the refrigerator.


7 Layer Bars - Hello Dollies Variation: What makes these 7-Layer Bars and I "think" what sets apart Hello Dollies from regular Magic Bars, is the addition of 1 cup of butterscotch chips along with the 1 cup of chocolate chips. All other ingredients are the same, though in some recipes, I have noticed that the graham cracker crumbs and the coconut are reduced. Peanut butter flavored chips or white chocolate chips may also be substituted for butterscotch flavored chips.

Source: http://www.deepsouthdish.com/2010/12/original-magic-bar-recipe-7-layer-bars.html#axzz3Y0QDARBG


1-1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs (about 8 planks)

1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, melted

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1-1/3 cups flaked coconut

1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans)