Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars

I have a confession: sometimes, when I am in the mood for baked treats, I go buy the “boxed” versions of them. You know – those cheesecakes in a box, or Reese’s brownies, or lemon bars? Yep. It happens. They still taste good – just not quite as good as the “from scratch” versions. One of my guilty pleasures was always the Magic Cookie Bars. Suddenly, a few months ago, to my dismay – I stopped finding the “all-in-one” box of ingredients for them! I have been craving them ever since. I found a recipe for them, and added a few of my own favorite things to make the perfect Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars. And they are definitely better than the box version! 🙂

Serves: 20

Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Pour melted butter into a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  3. Spread graham cracker crumbs evenly across the pan.
  4. Add your layer of chopped walnuts, then milk chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and white chocolate chips. Pour condensed milk covering entirely.  
  5. Top with coconut.  
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the top is a light golden brown.



341 cal


24 g


29 g


4 g
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19 Responses to “Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars”

  1. Colleen Smith
    This was the first "cookie" I let my young sons make for Christmas many years ago. They loved doing it and were so proud of themselves when they were done and tasted so good. Just in case someone wants to make them and only has chocolate chips, that's the way we made them. They were very good that way. So, all the different chips are not "needed" to make them good. The cool thing is that both of my sons are grown and are fathers and they still remember making these. Plus, they are both wonderful cooks.
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  3. so maybe we did them wrong, but they did not look like your picture. I have never used sweetened condensed milk. It did not just "pour" over the top. It was so thick and gooey. Are you sure we aren't supposed to spread that on top and then add the coconut?
  4. Denice W
    I love the idea of just melting the butter then spreading the graham cracker crumbs, this is where my recipe always failed! Much more conformity to the layers this way! Thanks! Will also try adding more butter, per one of the comments above. More butter can't hurt, am I right?!
  5. My sister-in-law made a version of these a few years ago at Christmas, I fell in love! Her version uses vanilla wafers instead of the graham cracker crust. Sooo yummy! I am not a fan of graham cracker crusts, so I was hooked. I use the same amount of crumbs and if needed a little more butter.
  6. to those whom had them fall apart. try melting your butter then adding the crumbs to the; butter mix well then place into pan. you may have not evenly distributed the butter into the crumbs. and any cookie crumb will work .also be sure that with whatever flavor you use in chips.. it totals 3 cups in all.

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