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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!

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  • 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


  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.
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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 up. It's straightforward and all the ingredients come together to compliment each other. I crushed my graham crackers by putting them into a ziploc bag and going over them with a rolling pin. I used a throw away baking tin to bake these in that I sprayed with a little Pam so nothing would stick. I followed the recipe exactly using chopped walnuts for the nuts as that's what I had on hand. These were so easy and oh so delectable! Ya just gotta love Ghirardelli chocolate!


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 cuts the sweetness a little bit and makes them just right!


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, holds it all together and imparts a lovely caramel undertone to the whole concoction. For best taste, use real butter. Delicious, easy cookie recipe!