Sunday, January 4, 2009

Magic Cookie Bars

These are pretty much "seven layer bars" but there are only six layers because I don't like the butterscotch chips. This recipe is so easy and based on this recipe.

What you need:
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 1 stick of butter, unsalted
  • 1 14-oz. can of sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/3 cups coconut flakes
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
What to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the stick of butter into a 13 x 9 inch baking pan and place it in oven-- let it melt, but make sure it doesn't burn-- about 5 minutes.
  3. Pound some graham crackers in a large zip-lock bag until you have a cup and a half.
  4. Take the melted butter and baking pan out of the oven
  5. Mix the graham cracker crumbs into the butter in the pan until all the crumbs are buttered, then press into an even layer at the bottom of the pan
  6. Cover with the sweetened condensed milk.
  7. Cover the milk with the chocolate chips
  8. Cover the chips with the coconut.
  9. Cover the coconut with the nuts.
  10. Lightly press down on the conglomerate with your fingers or the back of a clean measuring cup.
  11. Bake for 25 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven, and let cool in pan before cutting.
*The edges will be quite crispy which I like, but if you don't, you can line the pan with aluminum foil.

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