Sunday, June 20, 2021

Magical Cookie Bars #SundayFunday

 Did your Mom make Magic Bars when your were a kid?  My Mom used to make them all the time.  These delicious bar cookies start with a graham cracker crust, topped with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, pecans and coconut.  The end result is Magical.....hence the name.

Magical Cookie Bars

It's time for Sunday Funday and what is more fun than ooey gooey cookie bars?
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Sue of Palatable Pastime is hosting today and sent out this fun invitation:

"It's Midsummer and the Faerie mischief is afoot. Let's make a tribute to the fae ones with a recipe that will delight them. Looking for: Love potions, faerie cakes, recipes using flowers or herbs, small bites, delicate desserts, or recipes that remind of fairy tales"

My mind immediately went back to my childhood and these Magic Bars.  I hope they bring back fond memories for you or if you haven't got those memories that you make these bars and create some.

Let's see what magic the others have created today.......

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A Midsummer Night's Dream:

Faerie Recipes as a Tribute to Oberon & Titania

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That's it....stick it in the oven for half an hour and you are done.  Life doesn't get much more magical than that!!!

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I think you'll agree that the taste is Magical too.  There is a reason these were named magic bars as you will see the minute you bite into all that ooey, gooey, caramelly deliciousness.

desserts, cookies, bars, caramel, graham crackers, coconut, chocolate, peanut butter
Yield: 24 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Magical Cookie Bars

Magical Cookie Bars

These delicious bar cookies start with a graham cracker crust, topped with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, pecans and coconut. The end result is Magical.....hence the name.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 30 MinInactive time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 35 M


  • 14 full sheets graham crackers
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 c. peanut butter chips
  • 1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c. pecan pieces
  • 1 c. shredded sweetened coconut


  1. Line a 9x13" baking pan with parchment.  
  2. Place the crackers into a plastic bag and roughly crush them.  Add the butter and shake to coat.  Press onto the bottom of the pan on top of the parchment.
  3. Shake the can of evaporated milk, open and pour over the top of the graham cracker crumbs.  Use a knife to spread it onto any areas left uncovered.
  4. Sprinkle the chocolate chips, peanut butter chip and pecan pieces over the top and then sprinkle with the coconut.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for half an hour until golden brown and bubbly.  Let cool in the pan to room temperature and then cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  6. When ready to serve lift out of the pan with the parchment and place on a cutting board.  Cut into 24 pieces and enjoy immediately or place onto a platter and allow to come to room temperature. 


Adapted from a recipe originally developed by Borden Creamery.

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  1. Easy and beautiful no fuss bars these are Wendy! Must try these

  2. I make an Alice Medrich brownie that must be related to your magic bars, Wendy! Yours look so good!

    1. They are good but very rich. That's why it makes 24 servings. However, my neighbor ate 4 of them and took a plate home so perhaps the serving size could be a little larger LOL

  3. I've made these before - they're so tasty! They're perfect for potlucks or get-togethers.

  4. Magical Cookie bars sound so delicious. Have not had any but with your recipe can try this recipe out. With the chocolate, peanut butter chips and coconut, can't go wrong taste wise.

    1. I think you will love it Mayuri but keep in mind it is very rich.


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