Hello Dolly Bars | 7 Layers Bars | Magic Cookies
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.
Magic Layer Bars
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a square pan with parchment paper, making sure to leave enough paper on the edges to be able to lift out of pan when done.
- Pour graham cracker crumbs and butter into prepared pan and combine together. Then press the mixture down to form crust.
- Sprinkle and layer next three ingredients on top. First pour chocolate chips into even layer. Then sprinkle walnuts on top in even layer. Finally add coconut flakes in a thick even layer. Slowly pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly on top so that the coconut flakes are all covered.
- Bake until lightly brown on top, about 25 to 30 minutes. Make sure there are no puddles of visible condensed milk on top. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack. Cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting to preferred bar size/shape.