Friday, August 14, 2009

Magic Cookie Bars


After making the Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars for Superman to take to work Friday, the family had no dessert of our own for Thursday night, so what was a mother to do? Make dessert, of course! I decided to put together some Magic Cookie Bars and maintain my popularity in the polls. Magic Cookie Bars is one of those recipes that everyone seems to have in their recipe file and no one knows where it came from. I do know the recipe is on the can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, so maybe that is where my mom got it all those years ago. Wherever it came from, it is definitely a family favorite in the Nagle5 household.

Magic Cookie Bars

1/2 cup of butter (melted)
1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs (I used the food processor to grind my graham crackers)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chocolate chips (I used 1/2 cup chocolate and 1/2 cup butterscotch this time)
3 1/2 ounces sweetened flake coconut (I use about 2 cups)
1 cup chopped nuts (we use peanuts, but I didn't have any this time)

Assembly instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

1. Pour melted butter in 9 x13 pan.

2. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs evenly on the layer of melted butter.

3. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over graham cracker crumb layer.

4. Sprinkle chips evenly over sweetened condensed milk.

5. Sprinkle coconut over chips.

6. Sprinkle topped nuts over coconut.

7. Press down gently to combine the layers.

8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until coconut is lightly browned...not dark. (The edges get dark, but you want the main portion to just be golden.)

9. Cool and serve!

There you have it...yet another quick and easy sweet treat to make when you just have to have something sweet.

6 comments:

Andrea said...

While we were at the beach a friend made these and they were yummy!

Alicia said...

I want to go to your house because I know you will always have something yummy on hand!!!!!!!!!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

They look delicious!
Collette xxx

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Erin, I'm sorry this has nothing to do with your blog post today, but I wanted to stop by and say that I"m glad you enjoyed the "Helpful Hints and Tricks of the Trade" post! Glad you found some of it useful. =0)

Erica

Laurencita said...

thanks for the recipe.

loveaphid said...

So easy and so good, adding it to the list.