Magic Cookie Bars

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Magic Cookie Bars | Sunny Side Ups

Woohoo – First blog post!! This blog/post has been in the works for a really LONG time, and I am SO PUMPED that it is finally happening!! I am absolutely going to celebrate by baking a pan of these Magic Cookie Bars immediately…mmm I’m salivating just thinking about them! You should definitely celebrate with me by baking them too…the melty chocolate, gooey butterscotch, warm from the oven deliciousness. :) You are only 6 ingredients and 40 minutes away from having these magical cookies in your mouth—let’s go for it!!

Magic Cookie Bars | Sunny Side Ups

These Magic Cookie Bars are the very first things I ever baked, all by myself, as a kid; so what better way to celebrate my first blog post, than by making the recipe that started me on my baking obsession journey? With seven kids at home, plus mom and dad, these delicious cookie bars never lasted longer than a day or two—we just gobbled them up! These bars are SO easy, and even better, you don’t need a mixer, don’t need to dirty any bowls, and they’re made with ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry! SCORE!

Magic Cookie Bars | Sunny Side Ups

Magic Cookie Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 and ½ cup graham cracker crumbs (about 9-10 sheets)
  • 1 can (14-ounce) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 and ⅓ cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk chocolate, dark chocolate)
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place butter (the whole stick) in a 13x9-inch baking pan, and put the pan in the oven while it is warming up. This will melt the butter; once it is melted, remove pan from oven and set aside.
  3. While butter is melting, crush the graham crackers. To easily create crumbs, place a few graham crackers in a large ziplock bag, and squeeze out all the air while zipping the bag shut. Take a rolling pin, and roll it over the bag until everything is crushed, and only crumbs remain. Pour crumbs into a measuring glass or cup, and repeat until you have 1 and ½ cups of crumbs.
  4. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs evenly over melted butter in pan. Drizzle Sweetened condensed milk evenly over the crumbs. Top with flaked coconut, chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips. Using your hands, lightly press the chips down a little bit, so that they “stick” to the top of the milk layer.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly golden.

For more tasty cookie bars, try:

Pumpkin Spice Latte M&M Cookie Bars


Almond Butter & Honey Blondies


Peppermint Oreo Sugar Cookie Bars


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