Ultimate Magic Cookie Bars.

Soft-baked graham cracker cookie bars with butterscotch, coconut, chocolate, and pecans. An ultimate version of the classic magic bar/hello dolly bar.

Ultimate Magic Cookie Bars with butterscotch, chocolate, and coconut! Get the recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

Welcome to Day 7 of Sally’s Cookie Palooza! So are you sick of cookies ye…

Ha! I can’t even finish typing that sentence. Of course you aren’t.

Sally's Christmas Cookie Palooza

Well, we actually are taking a short break from cookies today. Cookie bars are on the menu and you’re absolutely going to love them.

Ultimate Magic Cookie Bars with butterscotch, chocolate, and coconut! Get the recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

Traditional Magic Bars, also known as Hello Dolly Bars or 7 Layer Bars, are a layered dessert bar with a crumbly graham cracker crust, then topped with layers of butterscotch, coconut, chocolate, and nuts. Everything sticks together from gooey sweetened condensed milk that caramelizes on top when baked.

In short… magic bars are everything you love all in one.

And today? I made them even better. That’s right. I went off the beaten path and made a traditional magic cookie bar… thicker, softer, overloaded, and downright ultimate!

You’re welcome.

Ultimate Magic Cookie Bars with butterscotch, chocolate, and coconut! Get the recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

So here’s what you’re going to do.

  • Stop what you’re doing right now and start preheating your oven.
  • Don’t make a graham cracker crust. Make a graham cracker butterscotch cookie crust.
  • Layer that cookie crust with chocolate, coconut, and pecans.
  • Flood the glorious layers with sweetened condensed milk.

Oh I can’t even handle it!

Ultimate Magic Cookie Bars with butterscotch, chocolate, and coconut! Get the recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

So… the crust. It might just be my favorite part about this recipe. It’s like a thick graham cracker with a super soft texture. If you’re anything like me, you crumble graham crackers up into your yogurt. No? Just me?

You’ll make the same graham cracker cookie bar that you made here(Have you made those? Do it.) Add some butterscotch chips to it and pre-bake it for a quick 5 minutes while you get the other ingredients ready.

On top of the pre-baked crust, layer 1 cup chocolate chips, 3/4 cup shredded coconut, and 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

Guess what? You can play around with those amounts. Love coconut? Add a little more. Don’t like nuts? Leave them out and replace with more chocolate chips or coconut. There is plenty of room to play around with the toppings. Have fun with it! Kevin even suggested peanut butter cups next time. I knew I was marrying this man for a reason.

Ultimate Magic Cookie Bars with butterscotch, chocolate, and coconut! Get the recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

Top with 8 ounces of sweetened condensed milk, which is a little more than half of a standard 14 oz can. Before baking, I threw some extra butterscotch chips on top. I am a fool for butterscotch, aren’t you?

Once the cookie bars are done in the oven, you have to let them cool. Now if you’re self control has never been tested before… it will be tested now. If you cut into the bars too early, the layers will fall apart and you’ll be left with a gooey mess. Which, umm… still tastes quite good if you ask me.

But seriously. Let the bars cool. Since I have zero patience, I sped up the process and stuck them in the refrigerator after 30 minutes of cooling on the counter. I suggest you do the same. The sooner you can dig in!

Ultimate Magic Cookie Bars with butterscotch, chocolate, and coconut! Get the recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

They’re soft, they’re thick, they’re chewy, they’re ultimate! Layers upon layers of goodness. So many darn tastes and textures. Your tastebuds will be in heaven. They’ll be the star of any dessert platter!

So what did we do with these bad boys? After sampling quite a few after the photo shoot, Kevin’s friend came over to visit. (I’m beginning to think that his friends come over just for the baked goods we always have around.) We sent him off with the rest of these ultimate cookie bars. I received a text shortly after.

“These won’t last the whole car ride.”

Yeah, I hear ya Dave. I hear ya.

Ultimate Magic Cookie Bars with butterscotch, chocolate, and coconut! Get the recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

Now start some ultimate baking!

Ultimate Magic Cookie Bars

Yield: 16 bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes, plus cooling

Print Recipe

Soft-baked graham cracker cookie bars with butterscotch, coconut, chocolate, and pecans. An ultimate version of the classic magic bar/hello dolly bar.



  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour (careful not to overmeasure)
  • 1 cup (100g) graham cracker crumbs (9 graham crackers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (175g) butterscotch chips


  • 1 cup (180g) semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used mini, but regular size is OK)
  • 3/4 cup (50-60g) shredded sweetened coconut*
  • 1/2 cup (70g) chopped pecans*
  • 8 ounces sweetened condensed milk


Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a 8x8 baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving enough overhang on the sides. Set aside.

In a large bowl using handheld or stand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar together on medium speed. Beat for about 2 minutes until smooth and combined. Add the vanilla extract and egg, beating until combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl down as needed. Set aside.

Toss the flour, graham cracker crumbs, and baking powder together until combined. With the mixer running on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined, then mix in the butterscotch chips. Press graham cracker dough into the prepared baking pan and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and layer with chocolate chips, coconut, and pecans.  Drizzle sweetened condensed milk evenly on top. I sprinkled a couple more butterscotch chips on top, but that's optional.

Bake the bars until set, about 25-30 minutes. I loosely covered the pan with aluminum foil halfway through baking to prevent browning. Make sure you rotate the pan a couple times during the bake time as well. Allow to cool for 30 minutes at room temperature and then stick in the refrigerator to cool all the way through. Once the bottom of the pan is cold, you may cut the bars into squares.

Bars stay fresh at room temperature for up to 1 week. Bars may be frozen for up to 3 months.

Additional Notes:

*Different brands of coconut weigh different amounts. I used store-brand sweetened shredded and 3/4 cup was 55g.

*If you don't like nuts, leave them out! Replace with more butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, or coconut. Play around with the amounts of add-ins you like. These bars are very forgiving. 

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Almond Joy Coconut Macaroons

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See all of the cookie recipes so far in my cookie palooza!





80 Responses to “Ultimate Magic Cookie Bars.”

  1. #
    Sarah@WholeAndHeavenlyOvenposted December 18, 2013 at 8:44 am

    I love how moist these bars look — They look as though they truly live up to their name: Ultimate!! I can only imagine how amazing they would be with cold milk 😀


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    Donnaposted December 18, 2013 at 8:46 am

    This was one of the sweet treats my dad made every Christmas. As a child…the smell of the graham cracker crust browning…oh my word. I always would wait for the dregs left in the condensed milk can…yummm! Thanks so much for the memory.


    • Sallyreplied on December 18th, 2013 at 8:59 am

      Perfect. My mom made these for us when we were little too. Around the holidays every other year or so.


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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted December 18, 2013 at 9:22 am

    We’re always on the same wavelength with our recipes! I hadn’t had a magic-ish bar recipe in a couple years and of course, we have them within days of each other! I love love love magic bars. Like, they are my THING! The flavors of butterscotch, sweetened cond milk (or dulce de leche) are just the best things ever! I love that yours are ultimate. Piled up with all the good stuff! Mmmm :)


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    Cate @ Chez CateyLouposted December 18, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Of course I’m not sick of cookies yet – definitely not possible! I am loving all your recipes, and these bars are no exception. They look soooo good! So many amazing flavors packed into one bar – no wonder they are called magic


    • Sallyreplied on December 18th, 2013 at 9:43 am

      I totally agree. Completely… magical. 😉


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    Christineposted December 18, 2013 at 9:31 am

    OOooo, my Nana used to make 7 Layer Bars and boy oh boy I have been craving one all year! (yes, year!) I love the butterscotch graham cracker crust…maybe I will try these in January when my office coworkers are out of sugar comas and ready for some baked goods again. Otherwise I’ll attempt to eat them all!

    And no, I am not sick of cookie-palooza…I have been loving it! :-)


    • Sallyreplied on December 18th, 2013 at 9:44 am

      Sugar coma. I think I’m headed into one right about now Christine! Only 1 week until Christmas and I’m baking up a storm. The butterscotch graham crust is the best part if you ask me!


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    Kerryposted December 18, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I don’t know how you can make magic bars even better but thank goodness you did!! They are totally my weakness!!


  7. #
    Layla @ Brunch Time Bakerposted December 18, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I love coconut desserts! These bars looks fantastic sally!


  8. #
    Erinposted December 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I love that you made the crust into cookie crust! So smart and, I would imagine, so much more soft and indulgent. Yum! And Kevin’s idea is brilliant (can you imagine it with a peanut butter cookie crust)! I’m guessing you already have a magic bar with reese’s idea planned out in your mind. Can’t wait! 😉


    • Sallyreplied on December 18th, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      OH Erin. This is why I love you. A peanut butter cookie crust. YES!


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    Caitlinposted December 18, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I didn’t know hello dollies could get any better! these look absolutely delicious. I can’t find graham crackers in Switzerland, so I’m going to have to think of something to swap in so I can make these asap :)


    • Sallyreplied on December 18th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      Hey Caitlin! You can make a regular cookie bar instead of the graham cracker bar. How about you use this cookie recipe and add butterscotch chips instead of chocolate chips. This will be your crust. Prebake for 5 minutes as directed here and then layer on the goodies in this recipe. http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/05/13/chewy-chocolate-chunk-cookies/


      • Caitlinreplied on December 19th, 2013 at 4:31 am

        good idea! thanks for the advice!

  10. #
    Val Adamposted December 18, 2013 at 10:55 am

    OMG! I am soooo making these this holiday season (which is almost over . . . WHERE did it go???)
    It sounds like a glorious twist on the traditional recipe, and I can’t wait to taste it! I haven’t been able to visit you much lately, Sally, hope all has been well with you!


    • Sallyreplied on December 18th, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      I can’t believe Christmas is only 1 week away – crazy isn’t it Val?


  11. #
    Laurenposted December 18, 2013 at 11:05 am

    I love 7 layer bars. It’s like everything delicious all in one smothered in sugary milk! Cannot go wrong there!


  12. #
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted December 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Oh my goodness, I thought I was finally done all my Christmas baking! I have actually never had a magic bar. Clearly I am missing out on the meaning of life. Chocolate, coconut, pecans, butterscotch….so much goodness. Need these in my face!


    • Sallyreplied on December 18th, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      Taylor! You must must must make a magic bar – even if you don’t necessarily make this recipe. You have to. Beyond good!


  13. #
    Katrina @ WVSposted December 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    These definitely ARE the ultimate!! LOVE!


  14. #
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girlposted December 18, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    There is definite magic in these bars!


  15. #
    Ikhlasposted December 18, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Yum, these look spectacular, Sally! I love how the crust is SO thick in these bars…it’s almost the main event!
    Beautiful, delicious-looking shots as usual. :)


    • Sallyreplied on December 18th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      The crust was my favorite part, Ikhlas. :)


  16. #
    Leslieposted December 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Oh, girl….. you are killin’ me. (And doing a fair number on my diet, too.) I LOVE 7-Layer Bars, and have made lots of interesting variations over the years. A fave might be the ones I subbed in raspberry jam, sliced almonds, and white chocolate chips for the regular chips and nuts. And now I need to try out your crusty inspiration! Never mind that I have gifts to wrap and a house to clean! Hooray for cookie palooza!
    Happy holidays!


    • Sallyreplied on December 18th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      Leslie! That raspberry white chocolate layer bar sounds out of this world! I actually think I may have to try it. It would be a wonderful Valentine’s day treat or something. Happy Holidays to you!


  17. #
    Robin in NCposted December 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Now that’s what I’m talking about!! These sound FABULOUS!!!!!!


  18. #
    Caley Buxtonposted December 18, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I love butterscotch so much, and I am CRAZY about graham-cracker crusts, so this sounds like an amazing combination! I think I would use those little Kraft caramel bits instead of nuts…or maybe Mallo bits (like Lucky Charms marshmallows, but just little white cylinders)…or maybe Heath Pieces! Have you heard of those? They are new…like all the other Pieces varieties, but they are like m&m’s with chunks of Heath toffee in the chocolate and candy coating. YUM!!! 😀


    • Sallyreplied on December 19th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      Adding caramel or mallo bits to these ultimate bars is downright crazy. And I love everything about it. 😉


  19. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress)posted December 18, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    mmmmmm YES! I love how you’ve amped these up, sooo delectable!


  20. #
    Tieghanposted December 18, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    These are SO my thing!! I love, love, love 7-layer bars! I have one recipe on my site with an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie base and one with a fudge brownie base, but Sally!! This graham cracker butterscotch cookie crust is just down right incredible! I love it!! These bars would last 2 seconds in my house!


  21. #
    Amyposted December 18, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Oh my! These do look like magic! I think my Dad will go crazy for these. I’ll have to put them on my Baking 2014 list :)
    I love the cookie palooza by the way. Keeping me inspired to keep up with my holiday baking too!


    • Sallyreplied on December 19th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      I am SO glad you are loving all of these crazy cookie palooza recipes, Amy. I have 3 more recipes and can’t wait to share them! If you give these a try, let me know.


  22. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted December 18, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    I adore magic bars! I love your gourmet twist!!


  23. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted December 19, 2013 at 12:45 am

    I love all those gorgeous layers!


  24. #
    Alaposted December 19, 2013 at 3:33 am

    The soft-baked graham cracker bars look fantabulous on their own–but given the signifier “ultimate” here, I think I’m sold on these. Funny how a little adjective can go a long way, right? Hope you’re making something equally fun for the holiday platters, Sally!


  25. #
    Shainaposted December 19, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I am loving all the recipes you’ve been sharing for your Cookie Palooza! Everything looks so yummy.. I wish I lived near you and could taste test everything you make!!!


  26. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungryposted December 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    My self control doesn’t have a chance against these magic cookie bars!


  27. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted December 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    It would be “magic” how quickly these would disappear from my kitchen! They look AMAZING, Sally! What a wonderful treat for the holidays or any time of year. Thanks for sharing, and happy holidays!


    • Sallyreplied on December 19th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

      Happy Holidays to you as well Georgia. I know they are extra happy for you two this year. :) Congrats again!


  28. #
    Melissa @ Treats With a Twistposted December 19, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I love sprinkling grahams on my yogurt too! Perfect topping (with a little of everything else too 😉 )


    • Sallyreplied on December 19th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      I’m glad I’m not the only one. I even crush up grahams on top of frozen yogurt too. So good!


  29. #
    Amyposted December 19, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    These look amazing Sally! I’m all about soft cookie crusts, so yours sounds absolutely heavenly. That’s such a sweet text from Kevin’s friend too; things like that just warm my heart and leave a smile on my face all day! And as for graham crackers in yogurt… I haven’t done that, but I do like crumbling mint or dark chocolate Milano cookies in mine!


    • Sallyreplied on December 20th, 2013 at 9:18 am

      the mint/dark chocolate milanos in yogurt – oh my gosh Amy. I knew I loved you for a reason. I need to go buy a package of those and try it out!


      • Amyreplied on December 20th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

        :) I hope you like it! I also hope you’re a little better than me and add more yogurt than cookies…

  30. #
    Melissaposted December 20, 2013 at 5:17 am

    Wow, these look like pure heaven. I have actually been waiting for you to bring out another layer bar recipe because they are my absolute favorite. However, being that this whole pan totals to around 5800 calories (and I would eat the whole pan) I may try to “health” these up a bit with some subs!


    • Sallyreplied on December 20th, 2013 at 9:03 am

      Haha! Yes, these certainly are dessert. And eating the entire pan would give you an awful stomach ache! They’re quite heavy too, so sometimes I cut them extra small to yield about 24 bars since they are so rich.


  31. #
    Jess @ On Sugar Mountainposted December 20, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Ultimate magic cookie bars indeed! These are so extreme, I’m afraid if I try one, I will be hooked for life! 😀


  32. #
    Dposted December 28, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I made these the other night and they are so amazingly good. I will definitely use graham cracker cake/crust for other stuff. I’m so glad I found this site!


    • Sallyreplied on December 28th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      I love this cookie crust! Thanks D, happy you love them.


  33. #
    Melissaposted December 28, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Okay so I finally made these and WOW…I think I found my favorite recipe of yours :) I was going to try and make them healthier but….yeah…no…I actually ended up using nearly twice as much sweetened condensed milk AND I may have sprinkled a few more than “a few” extra chocolate chips on top. I have been making Eagle’s magic bars for quite a while but these outshine them completely. If I gain 5lbs from something, I want them to be from THESE :)


    • Sallyreplied on December 29th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      There’s no room to make these healthy. It’s fantastic to splurge every once in a while, right?! So happy you made and love them Melissa! Thank you.


  34. #
    Jess Cposted December 30, 2013 at 12:44 am

    So I made these for Christmas, and let me tell you, my entire family was CRAZY over them!! (I’m in high school btw) my mom especially liked them and I’m surprised because she doesn’t usually like indulging on sweet things, but she loves these. Too bad I thew away the rest of my sweetened condensed milk because I didn’t think I’d be needing it soon. Or maybe it’s a good thing because I would have definitely made these again. SO DELICIOUS!! I still have one square left and it’s definitely not eating clean safe haha


    • Sallyreplied on December 30th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      Hey Jess! I am thrilled you all loved these magic bars! It’s truly one of my favorite recipes. Hope you can make them again soon!


  35. #
    Shelleyposted December 30, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Hey Sally!
    I made these with the regular graham crust..(crumbs and butter) .during the baking process, the condensed milk seemed to somehow get under the crust in places…and made a gooey mess…also, when the edges were done, the middle was not, so by the time the middle was done, the edges were hard and I had to cut them away…
    I have to make another batch for tomorrow’s NY Eve party, so I would appreciate your help asap.
    Help!! Where did I go wrong??


    • Sallyreplied on December 30th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Hi Shelley – I advise you to make the recipe as written with the thick style cookie crust.


  36. #
    Shelleyposted December 30, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Hi Sally, I made a thick crust as per your pictures..Any idea Why would the edges be overdone in order for the middle to be done? Would the rack position play a part?


    • Sallyreplied on December 31st, 2013 at 10:44 am

      Is your oven rack positioned in the center? I would also check your oven temperature. You may also loosely cover the pan with aluminum foil midway through baking to ensure the bars bake evenly.


  37. #
    Elyseposted December 30, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    I recently made the magic cookie bars but my recipe said to pour the sweetened condensed milk on top of the graham crust then add the toppings. When I did that some of the condensed milk bubbled through to the top and went golden brown and gooey. Since your recipe says to pour the sweetened condensed milk on top of everything does it brown and bubble? How come the tops of yours looks so perfect!? Do you just add more toppings on top or does the condensed milk settle down?



    • Sallyreplied on December 31st, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Hi Elyse – yep, the sweetened condensed milk sinks into the layers and lightly bubbles on top. I never pour it directly onto the crust, for fear that it would turn soggy.


      • Elysereplied on December 31st, 2013 at 4:56 pm

        Ok great, good to know! I’ve never had it turn soggy but it just seems to sneak through the other layers and wrecks the look of the over all product. I’ll have to try your method. Thanks!

  38. #
    Susanposted January 29, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Sally, you have done it again!! I love everything I make on your site but these take the cake (so to speak)! I’ve always loved Magic Bars but they didn’t seem thick enough and your crust in this recipe took it to the next level!! Keep up the great work and I can’t wait to see what you have next :)


    • Sallyreplied on January 30th, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Woohoo! Happy you love these Susan. This cookie crust is super thick. And that’s why I love these much more than original magic cookie bars. Thanks for reporting back!


  39. #
    Liz S.posted January 30, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I am guessing we should spray or butter the foil lining of the pan before we put all these gorgeous, gooey, magnificent ingredients in, right? Can you double the recipe and bake in a 9 x 13? If you were to substitute the aforementioned raspberry jam and white chocolate chips, would you still include butterscotch in the crust? Thanks for all the glorious recipes! I just love your site!


    • Sallyreplied on January 30th, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Hey Liz, if I were to make these with some rasp jam and white chocolate – I would not keep the butterscotch chips in the crust. I do not know the exact baking time for a 9×13 pan (for which you would double the recipe, yes). About 45 minutes, maybe a little more.


  40. #
    Kazzawazzadoodahposted January 30, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Hi Sally….LOVE your stuff, but as a Kiwi from NZ I cannot get Graham crackers….What can I use as a replacement. Thanks :)


    • Sallyreplied on January 30th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      I’m unsure of a replacement without knowing the cookie/cracker options available to you! I suggest you use a regular chocolate chip cookie dough as the crust. One without graham cracker crumbs.Here’s a recipe to use instead. Use butterscotch chips for the chocolate chips. Baking times should be the same: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/08/06/the-chocolate-chip-cookie/


  41. #
    Madaeposted February 14, 2014 at 1:05 am

    So, this has been a “Sally’s Baking Addiction” week for me. I made the (not so) Red Velvet Cheesecakes and the Cake Mix Cookies. I also made these amazing Magic Bars for a meeting tonight. Oh my goodness – these were a hit! People were commenting about how tasty and rich they were. I omitted the pecans and added white chocolate chips to the topping. So yummy! I’ve never made these before (like ever) and I think I may have a new favorite bar cookie. Thank you for sharing all of your fantastic creations!


  42. #
    Cherylposted February 21, 2014 at 5:45 am

    I just found your site when searching for layered dessert bars and I love it! I made these today and though they’re still in the oven, the dough tasted amazing. I’m so excited to check out the rest of your site. Your photos look great and I am incredibly hungry now. Thank you!


    • Sallyreplied on February 21st, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Thank you so much Cheryl! Happy you loved these cookie bars. Let me know what you make next!


  43. #
    Baking Queenposted March 3, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks for this recipe! These are great! I put half the amount of butterscotch chips in the crust which worked for me because the bars were just a bit too sweet for me. I will try experimenting with evaporated milk and sugar instead of condensed milk next time.

    Keep up the great work Sally!


  44. #
    Tammyposted March 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I never comment on websites, but this time I had to. These are amazing. The crust, omg, the crust. Amazing. I’ve passed this recipe on to several coworkers in the last 2 days and I now have to buy the stuff to make these again, because a 13″x9″ pan of them was gone in 2 days. Thank you so much for this recipe. I honestly can not say enough good things about it.


    • Sallyreplied on March 20th, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks Tammy! These are always a hit when I make them too. I appreciate the comment!


  45. #
    PJposted June 13, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Wow! Ive always loved magic bars, especially the crust :) i have got to try this!!


  46. #
    Sparklesposted June 26, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Love this recipe! It’s so easy and I haven’t had a magic cookie bar since I was a kid. Brought these to work for a coworker’s last day and I think he would have eaten the whole pan.


    • Sallyreplied on June 26th, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Too funny – I’m glad they were a hit!


  47. #
    Allisonposted June 29, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I just made these and they are DELICIOUS!!!!! I gave my husband a small piece and now he’s begging for more! I’m going to have to hide them so they will last more than 24 hours! Fantastic recipe!


  48. #
    kyleposted May 29, 2015 at 4:59 am

    They just finished cooling 5-10 minutes ago and i cute a small piece out and it was soooooo sweet and gooy. i couldn’t even finish a small piece it was so filling. i hope my dad and my mom like it. she wants bring a few into her coworkers. i hope they like them


  49. #
    Azposted July 1, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    How come you have used only 8’ounce of sweetened condensed milk ? What happens with 14 ounces if I did that instead ? 


    • Sallyreplied on July 2nd, 2015 at 11:41 am

      This is a smaller batch recipe, so the entire can isn’t used. If you double the recipe to fit a larger pan, 1 can is perfect.


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