Enjoy this super easy and delicious 7 layer bars recipe. Perfect for a bake sale or any occasion as they come together quickly, resulting in two dozen delicious cookies. And they freeze well too.
If you love the flavor of chocolate and caramel you'll probably love these classic seven layer bars. This recipe has been around forever. Possibly many of you have already made these yummy treats. You may also know them as magic cookie bars. But it seems like when I think everyone has already heard of a craft or recipe I find that many have not.
These are the 7 layers:
- Graham crackers
- Shredded Coconut
- Chocolate chips
- Butterscotch chips
- Sweetened condensed milk
Jumping to the 3rd layer shredded coconut. Many people do not like coconut including me but I don't mind it in this cookie. You can leave it out but then it would be a 6 layer bar.
I use an entire bag of chocolate and butterscotch chips. However, I think the original recipe calls for just half a bag.
Pouring the sweetened condensed milk out of the can does take some time as it's a slow pour. You can use a spoon to speed up the process but it's not really necessary.
Crushed walnuts top off the 7 layer bars. These often end up falling off but I would not skip them. They really add a nice texture to the dish.
Let the pan cool completely before trying to cut the bars. Otherwise, these gooey bars may be a little bit of a mess.
I usually cut this into 24 pieces. However, a friend of mine cuts her up even smaller. It's a good idea because they are so rich half the size would be plenty for a serving.
Whether it's Christmas, a bake sale, or just because you're craving some decadent chocolate, these 7 layer cookie bars do not disappoint. And, they are one of the best bars to freeze for the future, so why not make two pans.
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
- 1.5 cups Graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup of shredded coconut
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 oz bag)
- 2 cups butterscotch chips (12 oz bag)
- 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Spray the bottom and sides of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Spread the melted butter in the bottom of the pan.
- Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over butter.
- Next, sprinkle the shredded coconut.
- Layer the chocolate and butterscotch chips next.
- Pour the sweetened condensed milk on top.
- Finish with a layer of crushed walnuts.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely before cutting into 24 or more pieces.
You can buy graham cracker crumbs at the store. However, I usually put some graham crackers in the food processor until I get fine crumbs. You can also place crackers in a zip lock bag and smash them with a wooden mallet or rolling pin.
Not a fan of butterscotch? Try using white chocolate chips or peanut butter chips.
You can also substitute the walnuts with other nuts such as peanuts or pecans.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g
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