Magic Cookie Bars

Magic Cookie Bars
These magic cookie bars are one of our all-time favorite desserts. They’re so simple to make, yet they seem really fancy. If you want to dress them up, serve them warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You’ll make some people very happy.
Magic Cookie Bars
However, these stand alone just fine! The chewy, chocolatey, crunchy, sweet, and salty attributes of magic cookie bars make them extremely satisfying!
Magic Cookie Bars
It’s probably what makes them magic.

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for Magic Cookie Bars

baking pan with melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Put ½ cup butter in 13 x 9 inch baking pan, and place in oven to melt as it preheats. Watch carefully that it doesn’t burn. Swirl the melted butter about an inch up the sides of the pan to grease it.
Baking Pan with graham cracker crumbs
Sprinkle with 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs (11 whole crackers). Smooth, but don’t stir.
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Drizzle 1 can sweetened condensed milk on top of crumbs.
Magic Cookie Bars
Top with 1 ½ cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk, or a combination).
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Sprinkle with 1 cup coconut.
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Finish with 1 cup chopped pecans.
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Use your fingers to gently press everything down to flatten.
Magic Cookie Bars Recipe
Just for fun you can sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes. Watch carefully.
Magic Cookie Bars Recipe
You want the coconut to be toasted and golden but not brown.
Magic Cookie Bars
Cut into squares, and serve them while they’re still warm. … or … Wait until they cool. Either way, they won’t last long.
Magic Cookie Bars
Magic Cookie Bars
Yep, they’re magic! YUM!

Free Printable Recipe for Magic Cookie Bars

Magic Cookie Bars

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs 11 whole crackers
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips semi-sweet, milk, or a combination
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup pecans chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put butter in 13 x 9 inch baking pan, and place in oven to melt as it preheats. Watch carefully that it doesn’t burn.
  • Layer remaining ingredients in this order, graham cracker crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, coconut, and pecans. Then gently press everything down to flatten. Just for fun, sprinkle the top with a few more chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes. Watch carefully. You want the coconut to look toasted, but not dark.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack, cut into squares, and enjoy.