Magic Cookie Bars

This recipe became popular a long time ago, and I think it was in the '60's or '70's. I've seen different variations of the same recipe, and I suspect any version is hard to resist. This is a dessert even a beginner can make with success. Why not put on your bell-bottomed pants and bake up some of these goodies for someone who remembers the originals.

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Magic Cookie Bars

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips (or use 2 cups chocolate chips and omit butterscotch chips)
1 cup chopped pecans
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9 x 13-inch baking pan by lining with aluminum foil. Leave foil large enough to hang over sides of pan. Coat foil with non-stick cooking spray.
In a small bowl, combine crumbs and butter. Press crumb mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Spread chips, pecans, and coconut in even layers over crust. Pour sweetened condensed milk over all. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Lift from pan by foil edges. Cut into squares.



  1. I have made these for my kids - they are so hard to resist!

  2. That's the exact recipe that I've always made, too, Anita, and they are soooo good!