Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Magic Bars or Hello Dolly Bars or 7 Layer Bars

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Bar cookies are a favorite of mine because you basically put everything in the pan, bake it and you are finished. This particular bar is known by several names, 7 layer bars, Hello Dolly Bars or even Magic bars. They also happen to be the most Pinned recipe on Pinterest from this blog even after all these years!

I make these Magic Bars or to some Hello Dolly Bars or even 7 Layer bars,all the time! They are my sisters favorite so every time I see her I make a huge batch for her. They are the perfect treat warm with ice cream or completely cooled and served at a Christmas party or in cookie trays. Frankly you could give and entire try of these and I think your recipients would love it!

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

1 cup of butter scotch chips

11/2 cups of coconut

Heat oven to 350. Melt butter and pour into a 9x13 pan. Mix in graham cracker crumbs. Pour condensed milk over the crumbs and then layer the remaining ingredients evenly. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool and cut!

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.

Happy Holidays!


Marsha Splenderosa said...

I'm a new follower, coming over from Pinecones. Gotta try that Chocolate CheeseCake she featured today. Merry Christmas from Houston, Marsha

Chris TG said...

My mom has been making 7 layer bars since I was a child. They are Christmas to me! Now I’ve raised my family on them.

Nan said...

We call them "magic cookie bars". I haven't made them in too long. I'll be spending more time at this site. I miss baking connections.