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These Gooey Chocolate Coconut Magic Cookie Bars Are Perfection!

Magic Cookie Bars

yield: 30 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 25 MINUTES

total time: 35 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup caramel chips
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9"x13" baking dish.

2

Mix melted butter and graham cracker crumbs in a small bowl. Press the crust mixture onto the bottom of the baking dish.

3

Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk evenly over the graham cracker crust. I did this in even ribbon-like pours. It will spread out eventually. 

4

Add the chocolate chips, then caramel chips (or another flavor if you're changing up this recipe to your tastes), pecans, and finally the shredded coconut over the top of the dessert, evenly.

5

Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove pan from the oven and let cool and set for 15-20 minutes, before cutting into squares. I tried cutting right way and they were way too gooey.

6

Serve and enjoy!

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chocolate coconut magic cookie bars stacked up

It’s never too early to start dreaming of holiday baking!

I recently baked these insanely delicious chewy coconut chocolate dessert bars called Magic Cookie Bars, and they gave me some serious holiday baking vibes! That said, there’s no reason not to make homemade Magic Cookie Bars year round!

This layered dessert made my home smell amazing, and I LOVE easy recipes like this one that uses a handful of simple pantry ingredients.

putting caramel baking chips on bars with sweeten condensed milk

A can of sweetened condensed milk makes this recipe extra special and MAGIC.

I love how it caramelized over the graham cracker crust and melts with the chocolate chips, caramel chips, coconut flakes, and pecans to form a deliciously gooey and ADDICTIVE bar. Magic Cookie Bars are not a new recipe. In fact, they are sometimes called 7 Layer Bars, or Hello Dolly bars, and trust me, they won’t disappoint and are so fun to bake with the family!

ingredients for magic cookie bars

A couple of recipe tips to keep in mind when baking Magic Cookie Bars:

  • The chopped nuts can easily be left out, but man are they GOOD in these bars! You could also consider just using nuts on half if you have eaters who prefer desserts without them.

pouring a can of condensed milk over magic cookie bars

adding chocolate chips to magic bars

putting coconut on magic bars

adding chopped pecans to magic cookie bars

pan of magic cookie bars


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Magic Cookie Bars

yield: 30 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 25 MINUTES

total time: 35 MINUTES

Layers of chocolate & caramel baking chips with coconut and pecans on top of a graham cracker crust.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup caramel chips
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9"x13" baking dish.

2

Mix melted butter and graham cracker crumbs in a small bowl. Press the crust mixture onto the bottom of the baking dish.

3

Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk evenly over the graham cracker crust. I did this in even ribbon-like pours. It will spread out eventually. 

4

Add the chocolate chips, then caramel chips (or another flavor if you're changing up this recipe to your tastes), pecans, and finally the shredded coconut over the top of the dessert, evenly.

5

Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove pan from the oven and let cool and set for 15-20 minutes, before cutting into squares. I tried cutting right way and they were way too gooey.

6

Serve and enjoy!

Additional Notes

Recipe adapted from Eaglebrand.com

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stack of magic cookie bars

These gooey Magic Cookie Bars were a total hit at my house!

I wasn’t sure my family would totally all love them because of the nuts and coconut, but they definitely did! They are so soft and chewy and I loved the sweet taste and texture combos here. If you’re looking for something unique to bake other than chocolate chip cookies, give these easy bars a try!

cutting into magic cookie bars

Here’s what my teammate Jenna had to say about these Magic Cookie Bars:

“These turned out so great! They remind me of a bar my grandma used to make every year for our Christmas Eve party. What a wonderful, rich treat! The kids love these as much as I do, and two of them claim to not like coconut lol. I wasn’t able to find caramel chips, so I used butterscotch and they worked out wonderfully!”


Love coconut? Bake these Easy Almond Joy brownies next!

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Comments 24

  1. mommyof51987

    Oh I so remember these. I wonder if there is anyway to do a keto version? I may have to experiment. 😀

    • Lisa

      Yes! I think so… I do Trim Healthy Mama, and there is a similar recipe that I think is also considered Keto. Look up ” Almond Joy Cookies” from a blogger called :” My Montana Kitchen”. I have been making these for years, and they are addicting. I suggest adding vanilla.

  2. Lori

    We always had these at Christmas when i was a kid. So delicious!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing Lori!

  3. Paisley

    These are so addictive! My mother used to make these when I was a kid.

  4. Am

    Y’all constantly spoil us with your tips, tricks, recipes etc. #blessedreader

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Awww thanks so much! Glad you are enjoying the recipes we share!

  5. GAmommyof4

    My family has enjoyed these for years! They are one of my kids favorites! You can make a gluten-free cookie version by omitting the graham crackers and mixing everything together then dropping tablespoon size dollops on a parchment lined cookie sheet and baking for a few minutes.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks for that tip! I bet that’s still very yummy 😋

    • Sbhart

      I was trying to think of something I could do to make them gluten-free just omitting the crackers sounds great!

  6. peachcraze

    We used salted caramel chips and they were amazing!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yum! I love those 👏

  7. Monica

    My husband is addicted to these. I sometime make these with the chocolate graham crackers for the crust.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh wow great idea!

  8. justme

    Years ago a coworker got a plate of these dropped off at her desk. She offered me one and I couldn’t stop ha! She was pregnant at the time and for some reason she wasn’t wanting to eat them. I finished the entire plate that afternoon (I did ask as I took each bar). I felt bad because they were a gift to her but as you all know once you’ve tried these they are addicting. I profusely apologized for eating all of them and she was okay with it but they are So good.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Haha yes! That’s a cute story and thanks for sharing how yummy they are!

  9. dylanfan

    Would this work with a pre made crust?

  10. acgold

    Lina- you have the best recipes! Thank you! I make these all the time and they are always a hit. They freeze great, so you can always have an “emergency” treat if someone comes over. The ingredients are easy to keep on hand for a last minute office or get together dessert.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks for sharing the freezer tip, and for your sweet comment! I agree- these are YUM!

  11. Sue

    I remember these years ago when I was a kid. My neighbor made these a lot but she used only chocolate chips not caramel chips and no pecans and it tasted great.

  12. browniesmomma

    Ohhhh I make these every yr for Christmas day treat! The whole thing gets eaten up quickly lol. Actually use a combo of white, semi sweet, and butterscotch chips. I use gluten free crumbs for me and omit all nuts now for granddaughter. Still comes out great.

  13. Marvymia

    We call them silly bars at our house and have loved them for years! They pack a good punch of sweet stuff in every bar, but are always worth the indulgence every once in awhile! Plus, so easy to prepare and usually a big hit! Now I want to make some, but luckily it’s late, it’s raining, and I’m already settled in for the night, but definitely a night soon! Thanks!

  14. Chelsea Miles

    Love these! My girls made these with my mom on Zoom last month because they were one of my favorite childhood treats. It was such a fun time since she hasn’t been able to visit us this year. I just posted her adaption of the recipe on my blog. I had no idea other people made these too!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that is so special that they made them together still!

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