Magic Cookie Bars

By Posie (Harwood) Brien
December 7, 2016
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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

Makes: one 9 x 13 inch
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min

  • 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
  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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