Monday, December 8, 2014

Magic Cookie Bars

While I was a court reporter, I used to make tons of cookies to give to my attorney clients for Christmas.  These Magic Cookie Bars were always a part of that.  The magic is either the way the sweetened condensed milk bakes into its own layer, or the magic is in how they immediately disappear! And can you imagine if you used red and green M&Ms on top! Wouldn't that look like Christmas!

1 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs
1/4 C sugar
1/2 C butter, melted
One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk (like Eagle Brand)
1 C milk chocolate chips
1 C peanut butter chips
1 C white chocolate chips
1 C chopped pecans
1 C shredded coconut (optional)

Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the butter, graham cracker crumbs, and sugar together. Press it down in the bottom of the pan, making sure to cover the bottom completely.  Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the graham crust and spread it to completely cover the crust.  Mix together the chocolate, peanut butter and white chocolate chips along with the pecans and the coconut if you are using it.  Sprinkle this mixture over the sweetened condensed milk, trying to cover the milk as much as you can. Bake it for 25-30 minutes or until the bits of sweetened condensed milk showing through is lightly browned.  Cool completely before cutting.  I actually put mine in the freezer until it's cold before slicing. 

As adapted from Eagle Brand

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