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Easy Magic Cookie Bars

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Magic Cookie Bars are layers of  delicious graham cracker crust, covered with a gooey caramely layer stuffed with chocolate, nuts, and coconut. These Magic Cookie Bars are perfect to bring to parties, picnics, or just a simple dessert.

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Magic Cookie Bars

Magic Cookie Bars are a super simple dessert, perfect for a quick treat or last minute dessert. We love making these for friendly get togethers and family parties! They come together really quickly and we always have these ingredients on hand. I like to keep shredded coconut and nuts in the freezer just for those last minute moments when we need a treat….and that happens often!!

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How to Make Magic Cookie Bars

To make these cookie bars I start by putting 1/2 cup of butter in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and let it melt in the oven while it comes up to temperature. While the butter is melting gather up the rest of the ingredients and crush the graham crackers finely in a zip top bag or in a food processor.

Keep an eye on the butter so that it does not brown, you just want it melted. Remove it from the oven and add in the graham cracker crumbs. Combine them and press into the bottom of the baking dish to form the bottom layer of the magic cookie bars.

The next layer is the sweetened condensed milk, pour this over the top of the graham cracker crust until it is all covered. Sprinkle on the coconut, chocolate chips and nuts and press them into the milk layer.

Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. That’s it, it really is like magic how easy these are to make.

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Ingredients Needed For Magic Cookie Bars

Just a few simple ingredients is all you need to make these delicious Magic Cookie Bars! They will easily become one of your go to desserts! For this recipe you will need:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds or nuts of your choice
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

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Magic Cookie Bars Recipe

Magic Cookie Bars are a delicious layered cookie dessert! The first layer is a buttery graham cracker crust covered with caramely sweetened condensed milk, nuts, coconut and chocolate!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 212kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds or other nut


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place butter in bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and place in the oven while it heats up. Remove when butter has melted, this takes about 5 minutes, depending on your oven.
  • Add the graham cracker crumbs to the melted butter, mix to combine and press into the baking dish with the back side of a spoon until the bottom of the pan is covered.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the crust.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips, coconut and nuts over the top of the milk and press them lightly into the milk layer.
  • Bake for 25-27 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Allow to cool before slicing.


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.4mg
Course: After School Snack, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Dessert, Holidays
Keyword: Magic Cookie Bars
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