Thursday, November 11, 2010

Magic Bars

These bars were indeed magical! Last weekend I found a can of Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk in my pantry set to expire in a few days. "What am I going to make with this?" I thought. "Make me!" said the recipe on the can. I had all of the ingredients in my pantry, and the picture looked tasty, so why not?
I will be making these again. This is a great make-ahead recipe. Coming out of the oven and later in the day, the bars were too hot and too goopy to really enjoy. The servings I had the next day and the day after were incredibly chewy and chocolatey. Another thing I really like about the recipe was the flexibility. Just put whatever you want on top of the graham cracker crust and condensed milk, and you are set for a delightful treat! I swapped out half of the chocolate chips for 1/2 cup white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup butterscotch chips.
What would you put in your magic bars?
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter in small bowl. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture.
Layer chocolate chips, coconut and nuts on top.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Loosen from sides of pan while still warm; cool on wire rack. Cut into squares.
Yields 30 bars.


  1. These are one of my favorite bars!
    Yours look decadent!

  2. i am in love with this bars already...coconut and chocolate are pretty addictive! thank you for sharing and for stopping by my blog:)

  3. One of my favorite bars too! I haven't made them in years. LOVE coconut! THanks!

  4. I am looking at the list of ingredients, and thinking, how could this not be amazing.
    I looooooooooooooove coconut.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    *kisses* HH

  5. Looks delicious! is there any other reason for the name magic bars?