Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars are always a hit! The coconut, milk chocolate chips, and pecans caramelize while it bakes. A quick and easy delicious dessert.
These Magic Cookie Bars are ridiculously easy – thus the name “magic”. These are perfect for when you want cookies or a baked treat but you don’t want to be measuring out a bunch of ingredients. You can totally eyeball the ingredients and be totally fine. I will be honest, most of the time I don’t even measure! Just layer the ingredients in the pan and it turns out great every time!
Additions and Substitutions
These cookie bars are so easy to customize to your taste. My husband isn’t the biggest fan of butterscotch so most of the time we will use peanut butter chips instead (which is an awesome substitution). Make them “monster” bars by adding crushed pretzels and/or M&Ms. The pecans can easily be switched out for walnuts, mixed nuts or almonds. Or they can be left out altogether if you aren’t a nut person.
Gluten Free Magic Cookie Bars
These can easily be made gluten free! You can find Schar brand Graham crackers at your local grocery store or online. One box will give you the EXACT amount of graham crackers you will need to make this recipe. These are our FAVORITE kind of gf graham crackers. They don’t taste weird at all. In fact, last time we made these we did a batch of gluten free and a batch of regular bars and most people liked the gluten free ones the best (we did some blind taste testing out of curiosity). The graham crackers are the only substitution you will need to make. Everything else should be naturally gluten free!
How to Serve Magic Cookie Bars
It is best to serve these after they have cooled completely. If you try pulling them out of the pan while they are still hot, they will fall apart. HOWEVER, I must say I do like to serve them warm when I am serving with ice cream. I have spooned it out of the pan and put over ice cream and let me tell you, it is awesome. It is like a delicious crumbly topping that reminds me of a chocolate-y, coconut-ty, cobbler. So. Good.
How to Make 7 Layer Magic Cookie Bars
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
- Combine butter and graham crackers and press evenly into a 9x13 glass baking dish, forming a crust.
- Evenly layer chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, and pecans over the graham cracker crust.
- Slowly pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top.
- Bake 25-30 minutes of until edges being to brown.
- Allow to cool COMPLETELY before serving (see notes above).