These go by a crazy amount of different names, I always call them Magic Bars because that’s how they were introduced to me (also with an added scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, because seriously that whole cold ice cream + freshly baked gooey bar, GAH. what’s not to love?) Well, whatever you call them, they are still the quickest, easiest, and sweetest dessert you can imagine.
So yes, usually I’m not about the sweetest possible dessert- I tend to go to the tasty/unique flavor combination. But these bars…UGH. Try them once and you won’t forget about them. I started making these in the 7th grade and I still have cravings for them.
The base is a layer of graham cracker crumbles, topped off with walnuts, chocolate chips, sweetened coconut flakes, and then drizzled with a whole can of sweetened condensed milk. (I know, I know…this is not for anyone who is trying to watch what they eat, but that being said- the extra calories are most definitely worth it).
Another great thing about Magic Bars is that each person adds their own twist to it, and they always turn out well…*magically*. So for instance, if you prefer pecans over walnuts or have a butterscotch chips obsession, GO FOR IT. Add pecans instead, layer butterscotch chips over the chocolate, pour caramel sauce between the layers. These are fool-proof.
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
- 1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
- 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
- Spray a square or rectangular pan with baking spray (or line with parchment paper).
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Pour graham cracker crumbs and butter into prepared pan and press the mixture down.
- Sprinkle and layer next three ingredients on top. Evenly pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly on top.
- Bake until lightly brown on top, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack. Cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting to preferred bar size.