Ghirardelli® Magic Cookie Bars

Ghirardelli® Magic Cookie Bars


"Layers of graham cracker crumbs, coconut, chocolate chips and nuts bake up into sweet, delicious treats--magically without a single mixing bowl!"


servings 254 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.9g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 99 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for glass dish). In 13 x 9-inch baking pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle crumbs over butter; pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs. Top with remaining ingredients; press down firmly with fork. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Chill if desired. Cut into bars. Store covered at room temperature.


  • Each 13x9-inch pan yields about 24 to 36 bars.
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  1. 64 Ratings


This is a classic! I mean what's not to like -anytime you have chocolate chips combined with nuts and coconut it's bound to be good. And, there's really virtually nothing you can do to mess it ...

My mom makes these every year, but only during the holiday season. They always go fast at our house. The only thing we do differently is use cornflake crumbs instead of graham cracker crumbs. It...

I have made these cookies for over 30 years. (With whatever brand chocolate chips I have on hand.) They are so easy, and totally addictive. The condensed milk, combined with the real butter, ho...

My mom made these when I was a kid, these are amazingly delicisous. lol, but my mom called them Idiot bars! her and my dad divorced and these were his favorite ;)

Two suggestions that I love: 1) replace half the chocolate chips with butterscotch chips and 2) cut into large squares, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with caramel and chocol...

You can also add peanut butter chips,or butterscotch chips to the recipe. My Mom used to make these all of the time.

I made these just the other day for a city swim meet where I serve about 300 people in the course of a weekend. They disappear faster than any other baked good offered throughout the weekend! ...

My mom made these all the time when I was growing up (we called them Hello Dollies) and now I make them for my family as well. They are easy and delicious! Very rich, so we cut them into small...

Been making these my whole life and they are amazing.