What’s the first thing you think about when you hear the words “Chocolate Chips”? Cookies? Not to me …. It’s Magic Cookie Bars! … A classic in my mind. I loved these wonderful cookie bars when growing up and couldn’t wait for the holidays to roll around when my mother would always make them for the holiday cookie plates! These cookies just take me back to special times.
Today is National Chocolate Chip Day – Hallelujah! So I’m celebrating this holiday by making a plateful of these wonderful bars! Now, don’t roll your eyes … this is definitely a holiday that needs to be celebrated!
Magic Cookie Bars – Simple and Delicious
And best of all … they are so easy to make …. I think that’s the magic of it!
½ cup butter
1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup flaked coconut
1 – 6 ounce package of chocolate chips
1 – 6 ounce package of butterscotch chips
1 cup chopped nuts – I used pecans
1 – 14 ½ ounce can sweetened condensed milk
Begin by melting the butter in a 9X13 pan. I made mine in a glass baking dish and placed it in the microwave so this was super easy.
Sprinkle your graham crackers crumbs over the melted butter. I easily made my cracker crumbs by throwing the crackers in a zip lock bag and running my rolling pin back and forth to crush the crumbs. Ok – well to be truthful I didn’t drag out my rolling pin. I grabbed a heavy glass sitting on the counter and used it!
Now layer the coconut over the cracker crumbs, followed by the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and nuts.
Now let the magic begin as you pour the sweetened condensed milk over the layers. DON’T STIR – Can it get any easier than this? It’s my kind of cooking.
Place in a 350 degree oven for 25 – 30 minutes.
Cool thoroughly and cut into bars. If you are anything like me, you can’t wait until they are completely cooled before you try to get one of these bars … then you have a sticky mess!
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