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Easy 7 Layer Magic Cookie Bars Old Fashioned Favorite

Magic Cookie Bars are a quick simple bar cookie that is rich and delicious. They are a childhood favorite that you may remember.  Made with Eagle brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, pecan nuts, and a sweet coconut layer. 

You will love the buttery graham cracker crust layer at the bottom and the sweet gooey chocolate and butterscotch middle melted with a top coconut layer. This recipe has 7 layers, a melted butter buttery graham cracker crust, semi-sweet chocolate chips, coconut flakes, pecans, butterscotch chips, and Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk.  You can make these layer magic bars your own with lots of variations listed below. 

The original magic cookie bar recipe is a beloved favorite cookie every Christmas season at our Church Christmas potluck. No matter what other cookie was on the buffet I always had to have one or two of the seven layer cookies.  

Eagle brand magic cookie bars are a classic dessert and make a perfect Christmas cookie as they are so quick and easy to make. When you make these dessert bars you have a whole batch of cookies all at once.  These favorite cookies just look and smell like Christmas.

7 Easy 7 Layer Magic Cookie Bars on parchment on a wooden cutting board on a white washed wooden table with a platter of the cookies in the background, and a fireplace and Christmas tree in the background.

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7 Easy 7 Layer Magic Cookie Bars on parchment on a wooden cutting board on a white washed wooden table with a platter of the cookies in the background,

Why are they called 7 Layer?

The magic cookie bars recipe is called 7 layers, as there are 7 basic ingredients no matter which way you make them. You combine graham cracker crumbs with the melted butter to get the sweet graham cracker crust. Layer on the sweet toppings and then top with the coconut layer. 

close up of the cut cookie bars 7 Easy 7 Layer Magic Cookie Bars on parchment on a wooden cutting board on a white washed wooden table with a platter of the cookies in the background,

Layer Bar Recipes Magic Cookies Baking Tips

  • For easy cleanup and cutting of the cookie bars line your entire pan with parchment paper, covering even up to the edge of the pan.
  • To get the parchment paper to hold still while you are making the cookies, spray the bottom of the baking pan with cooking spray oil.
  • Use a mini food processor, coffee grinder, or nut chopper to quickly chop the nuts.
  • Allow to cool completely before cutting.
  • Remove the entire cookie from the pan by lifting the parchment paper and placing it on a cutting board to make the cutting easy.
  • Store in an airtight container. 
  • You can store them in the refrigerator so they last longer, just set out a few minutes before eating for the best flavor.
  • Serve at room temperature.
Easy 7 Layer Magic Cookie Bars Old Fashioned Favorite in a 13x9 baking pan lined with parchment on a red striped white kitchen towle.

Ingredients For 7 Layer Magic Cookie Bars

  • Melted Butter
  • Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Graham Crackers
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Chopped Pecans
  • Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • Course Sea Salt Optional
graham cracker crumbs in a mini food processer. Easy 7 Layer Magic Cookie Bars An Old Fashioned Favorite

Variations for Magic Cookie 7-layer Bars

  • Walnuts
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • ​Mint Chocolate Chips
Easy 7 Layer Magic Cookie Bars stack of 5 squares on a gold flowered plate the 10 other cookie bars on parchment on a wood cutting board

How to Make Easy 7 Layer Magic Cookie Bars

  1. Prepare a 13×9 inch rectangular pan. 
  2. Lightly spray the bottom with spray oil and line the entire pan with parchment paper. 
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°
  4. In a small food processor or a plastic bag with a rolling pin, crush the graham crackers to 2 and a half cups of graham cracker crumbs. 
  5. In a small bowl melt the butter 30 seconds at a time in the microwave oven.
  6. In a medium bowl mix together the graham cracker crumbs and the melted butter. 
  7. Layer the graham cracker crumb mixture in the bottom of the pan and spread out to the edge of the pan. Use the back of a large spoon or the bottom of a measuring cup to press the crust down. 
  8. Chop 1 cup of pecans to a large chop. 
  9. Next Layer the top of the graham cracker crust with the semi-sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and chopped pecans. 
  10. Open the can of sweetened condensed milk and carefully add the 1/2 of tablespoon of vanilla and mix. 
  11. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the chips and nuts.
  12. Top with the coconut flakes and press down. 
  13. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350° until it is a light golden brown.
  14. Remove from the oven and let cool for an hour before cooling in the refrigerator.
  15. When completely cool remove the cookie from the pan and cut into squares or any shape you like.

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Easy 7 Layer Magic Cookie Bars stack of 5 squares on a gold flowered plate the 10 other cookie bars on parchment on a wood cutting board

Magic Cookie Bars

  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 32 servings 1x
  • Category: Cookie
  • Method: Baking

Description

Magic Cookie Bars are a quick simple bar cookie that is rich and delicious. They are a childhood favorite that you may remember.  Made with Eagle brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, semi-sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, pecan nuts, and a sweet coconut layer. 


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 3/4 cup of melted Butter Unsalted
  • 114 oz Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups of Graham Crackers crumbs (2 sleeves)
  • 1 cup of Butterscotch Chips
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Chopped Pecans
  • 1 cup Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • Course Sea Salt Optional

Instructions

  1. Prepare a 13×9 inch rectangular pan. 
  2. Lightly spray the bottom with spray oil and line the entire pan with parchment paper. 
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°
  4. In a small food processor or a plastic bag with a rolling pin, crush the graham crackers to 2 and a half cups of graham cracker crumbs. 
  5. In a small bowl melt the butter 30 seconds at a time in the microwave oven.
  6. In a medium bowl mix together the graham cracker crumbs and the melted butter. 
  7. Layer the graham cracker crumb mixture in the bottom of the pan and spread out to the edge of the pan. Use the back of a large spoon or the bottom of a measuring cup to press the crust down. 
  8. Chop 1 cup of pecans to a large chop. 
  9. Next Layer the top of the graham cracker crust with the semi-sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and chopped pecans,  
  10. Open the can of sweetened condensed milk and carefully add the 1/2 of tablespoon of vanilla and mix. 
  11. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the chips and nuts.
  12. Top with the coconut flakes and press down. 
  13. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350° until it is a light golden brown.
  14. Remove from the oven and let cool for an hour before cooling in the refrigerator.
  15. When completely cool remove the cookie from the pan and cut into squares or any shape you like.

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