Saturday, July 28, 2012

Magic Bars, 7 Layer Bars, Hello Dolly Bars


Hello! I hope you are having a great weekend! Did you watch the London Olympics Opening Ceremony? I did and I loved it! 





I made these Magic Bars or to some Hello Dolly Bars or even 7 Layer bars,  to eat while watching the ceremony. They are the perfect treat warm with ice cream or completely cooled and served at a picnic.




The recipe I use is adapted from Eagle Brand Milk I am sure there are many others but this is the one I always use. 




Magic Bars

1/2 cup melted butter
11/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
11/2 cups of coconut

Heat oven to 350. Melt butter and pour into a 9 x 13" pan. Mix in graham cracker crumbs. Pour condensed milk over the crumbs and then layer the remaining ingredients evenly. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool.




Variations: You can add walnuts, or a combination of peanut butter chips and chocolate chips, or perhaps a medley of chocolate chips, including white, milk and dark, or perhaps dried cherries or cranberries and white or dark chocolate.





I personally like them the way I made them but I am certainly open to trying new things.





I hope you enjoy your day! If you make these bars and have a great variation, please leave it in the comment section, I would love to try it.


Linking to:
Katherine Martinelli




8 comments:

Janey said...

I am going to make these today. I have dried cherries and blueberries so I may add some of each or one or the other. Guess I will see how that turns out. :)

keri20three said...

Made um...used 1.5c of chocolate chips & 1c of scotchies .VERY rich! & VERY delish!

Renee Mielke said...

I just made these this morning, they are still warm. One row has been enjoyed so far. I used my leftover Heath Bar chips, dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, white chips and a little butterscotch chips. All equaling 3 cups. Rich and delicious.

Renee Mielke said...

I just made these this morning, they are still warm. One row has been enjoyed so far. I used my leftover Heath Bar chips, dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, white chips and a little butterscotch chips. All equaling 3 cups. Rich and delicious.

Michelle Graves said...

I made these a bunch of times now and love them !!!!!but I changed the receipe a bit ,I double the graham cracker and butter so the base is bigger, and sprinkle the chocolate instead of measure it so it's not as rich, which in turn makes me and everyone else eat more lol! It's really easy to make and looks like u slaved on them. Thank you for the great receipe !!!

Anne Larkin said...

Just did these again a few minutes ago. I have done them at Christmas every year for the past ten years. I use peanut butter instead of butterscotch and sprinkle with chopped walnuts and pecans. My family goes crazy for them.

Laura Howard said...

Made these 3 times over this past few days for Thanksgiving and the football game. Delish every time. I add Reeses chips and white chips along with the butterscotch and choc chips. Aside from the butter and sweetened condensed milk (only because it's already measured) I don't measure anything. I just make a nice layer of each, fill in the wholes :) Perfect!

mrsmstweet said...

So excited - these are in my oven right now. I sub peanut butter for the butterscotch... just b/c I accidentally bought the wrong thing... also I decided to add in crushed up pretzels. What I like about this recipe is the change in when to add the s c milk... I usually pour it over all the ingredients at the end so I'm hoping the change helps the crust stick together better!! Yay!! Your pictures of it are awesome!