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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

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  • 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


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. 


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


  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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