Magic Cookie Bars I

Magic Cookie Bars I

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Kristen Pontier
Recipe by  Kristen Pontier

“This was one of my grandmother's favorites.”

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Original recipe yields 2 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Into bottom of 9 x1 3 pan pour melted margarine. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over melted margarine, chopped nuts over crumbs, then distribute chocolate chips over nuts. Add the coconut and pour milk over all.
  3. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Cool 15 minutes before cutting into finger length bars.

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Danielle L.

Danielle L.

This has been my absolute favorite treat since I was a small child. This recipe has been passed down from generation to generation and I love it! Although, the recipe my family has is a little bit different than this one... Tips - Mix the margarine/butter and graham cracker crumbs together to make a firmer "crust". (My family also melts the margarine in the pan in the oven.) - Pour the condensed milk on the graham cracker crumbs BEFORE adding the other ingredients. It seems to make everything stick together better and it makes it so much more presentable! - Use more than 1 cup of chocolate chips. Especially if you're a chocolate lover. 1 cup just isn't enough! Also, I like the recipe better without the nuts. They seem to kind of take away from the other flavors. But I'm not a big fan of nuts in desserts to begin with. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do! :)

Kelli Tennison

Kelli Tennison

These are great. I would suggest mixing the graham cracker crumbs and butter together first and pressing into your pan. Pour Sweetened Condensed Milk over crust, then layer with remaining ingredients. Makes it all stick together better. You can substitute chocolate chips or nuts with dried cranberries, raisins, mini marshmallows or butterscotch chips. So many variations to use. Always a crowd pleaser.......



Very yummy! I made a few modifications after reading the reviews - I used chocolate graham crackers and doubled the graham cracker/butter base since a few of the reviewers said the base was a little skimpy as it is - I liked the thickness of the base but would probably use less butter next time. I put the milk on top of the base since other reviewers said it made for a more attractive bar (I might do half under and half over next time though, to help the toppings stick better) and instead of just semi-sweet chocolate chips I mixed white chocolate chips and chocolate/peanut butter swirled chips. Since the base was thicker it took longer to cook. I check them after 25 minutes and they were not even close to being done so I covered it with foil to keep the coconut from burning and had to bake it for about 20 additional minutes. They were awesome once the cooled and set up a bit, I'll definitely make this again!

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 384 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 24.2 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs
  • 40.4 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 5.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 218 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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