Magic Cookie Bars

December  7, 2016
Photo by Posie Harwood
Author Notes

Sometimes, you can't beat a classic. These versatile bars are loaded with coconut, chocolate, and nuts—use the basic template and add as many layers as you like: caramel, chopped candies, peanut butter, and so on are all very welcome. —Posie (Harwood) Brien

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 25 minutes
  • Makes one 9 x 13 inch
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped toasted nuts
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut
In This Recipe
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt the butter and pour it into the pan, swirling to cover the pan evenly. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs over the butter in an even layer.
  3. Pour the condensed milk over the graham crackers in an even layer.
  4. Sprinkle the chocolate chips in an even layer over the condensed milk. Next, add the chopped nuts (in an even layer) and then both types of coconut. Press down with a fork.
  5. Bake the bars for about 25 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool before slicing and serving.

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I like warm homemade bread slathered with fresh raw milk butter, ice cream in all seasons, the smell of garlic in olive oil, and sugar snap peas fresh off the vine.