Saturday, November 1, 2008

Seven Layer Magic Bars

I think magic is a strong word for this particular cookie. Quite frankly I found nothing magic about the way these cookies stuck to the foil after they were baked. I will say they were magic in how fast the were to actually put together, but trying to pry the cookies from all four edges of the foil used up far more time than I had to deal with them. If I were to make these very tasty cookies again, and they are tasty, I would spray the foil VERY generously with vegetable spray as well as the recipe's prescribed butter coating.

With that said, the cookies I was able to salvage from the pan will make a nice bar type treat for the Christmas baskets.
Seven Layer Magic Bars

1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
½ cup butter or margarine
1 cup butterscotch flavored chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350°, (325° for glass dish). Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with a sheet of foil, making sure to cover the sites well. Place the butter in the baking pan and melt it in the oven. Sprinkle crumbs over butter; pour condensed milk evenly on top of crumbs. Top with remaining ingredients in order listed; press down firmly with fork. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Chill if desired. Cut into bars. Store covered at room temperature. Makes 36 bars (give or take those that don't come out of the pan!)


Julie said...

I just ran across your blog and all your stuff looks really great! Wish I could reach through the screen right now and get one of those magic bars :)

Simple Simon said...

Julie, thanks so much for your compliments re: my blog.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I am having so much fun exploring your blog! It's almost like you've borrowed my recipe box and cookbooks...spooky!

These bars are also called "Hello Dollies". My husband, who is from Missouri, LOVES these!

A little tip-- parchment paper is my friend. I use it whenever I bake and it sure makes things a lot easier.

Off to read more of your recipes...