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Seven Layer Magic Bars

Seven Layer Magic Bars

Seven Layer Magic Bars

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Seven Layer Magic Bars
4.8 rating based on 12,345 ratings
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Course: BarsDifficulty: Easy



A rich and chewy bar with chocolate, butterscotch, coconut and nuts. Often just called “Magic Cookie Bars” or “7 Layer Bars”. This is an incredibly versatile recipe! Switch this up and use ANY kind of chips and nuts you want! You can also throw in some dried cranberries or M&Ms. Just about anything goes!


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 cup butterscotch flavored chips

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1-1/3 cups flaked coconut

  • 1 cup chopped pecans (or nuts of choice)


  • Preheat oven to 350°, (325° for glass dish). Line a 13×9-inch baking pan with a sheet of foil, making sure to cover the sides well. Place the butter in the baking pan and melt it in the oven. Sprinkle crumbs over butter; pour condensed milk evenly on top of crumbs. Top with remaining ingredients in order listed; press down firmly with fork. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Chill if desired. Cut into bars. Store covered at room temperature.


  • Some people pour the condensed milk on last, but we find that when you do that, the graham cracker crust doesn’t hold together very well.


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these are simply delicious, and they are always gone when I take them to a family get together or a work event, you cannot go wrongs with these.
- JJ

These were very good! You should definatly try them with M&M's
- Meow

These bars are very easy and delicious!
- A Baker

These are so good! I always substitute the butterscotch chip for toffee chips. For christmas it's cute to use the red and green chips, if you can find them. :)
- Shelly

they are awesome cookies. i will make them agian!
- A Baker

This recipe has been a family favorite for many years. I remember them as a kid. Instead of pecans we use crushed dry roasted peanuts. I'm going to try the pecans this year and I bet it's just as fabulous. parchment paper is great idea!
- Andrea

This is a quick, easy recipe that's hard to screw up. Can't go wrong with sweet, crunchy, and buttery :) It's also easy to improvise with; I added half a cup of white chocolate chips and used slivered almonds instead of pecans. I also used corn flakes instead of graham crackers. Simple & easy to snack on (beware!)
- A Baker
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