Magic Cookie Bars from EAGLE BRAND®455 Reviews
“This bar cookie is an old fashioned favorite. Chocolate chips, nuts and coconut are set in a caramelized layer on top of a graham cracker crust.” - by EAGLE BRAND®
Original recipe yields 36 bars
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees for glass dish). Coat 13x9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.
- Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture. Layer evenly with chocolate chips, coconut and nuts. Press down firmly with a fork.
- Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Cut into bars or diamonds. Store covered at room temperature.
Amount Per Serving (36 total)
- 167 cal
- 9.8 g
- 13.9 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (455)Rate This Recipe
"Everyone loves this, it's addictive. Some hints, when doing the butter/graham crust, add 1/4 teasp. cinnamon. Melt butter in a pot on stove, then stir in the graham crackers, then put it in the pan a..." See morend press it down evenly. This way, the crust stays together much better than just sprinkling it. "
"I used a combination of chocolate chips and butterscotch chips, and walnuts. I pre-mixed these along with the coconut, and poured the mixture over the condensed milk. My daughter who absolutely HATE..." See moreS nuts, and my son who isn't especially fond of coconut, couldn't stay away from these. Nobody could! These easy things were the holiday favorites at the parties I took them to, and it made me wish I hadn't wasted my time on all the other difficult desserts I also brought (and ended up bringing back home). I *would not* line the pan with foil--I believe it would tear when cutting and get stuck in the cookie bars. Eeww. I used a glass dish *without* greasing it first, and it wasn't a bad clean-up at all. Do chill the bars before cutting, and cut the bars into SMALL servings, as a little goes a long way with this super-rich recipe. I definitely would mix the graham crackers and melted butter next time, pressing them firmly into the pan, and then greasing the dish might be a good idea. I might also try semi-sweet chocolate chips, as this recipe is ultra-sweet."
"I mixed the crumbs into the butter before patting it into the pan. Also, I wish I had added the nuts before the coconut so the nuts wouldn't taste roasted. Other than that, this was a simple recipe ..." See moreand it was a good combination of flavors. The sides didn't stick much to the pan, but next time, I'll try the foil and spray as suggested for easier cleanup."
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