Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentine Magic Cookie Bars

Don't these cookies look delectable? Chocolate, coconut, M&M's sprinkles, condensed milk - mmm, all this goodness in one great bar.  I used to make a version of this recipe known as Seven Layer Cookies.  These cousins to the original bars have most of the same ingredients only they are kicked up a bit with M&M's and Sprinkles.

These cookies starts with a crust made from butter and graham cracker crumbs.  Next, and I must say my favorite ingredient, sweetened condensed milk is poured on top of the crust.  Some coconut is sprinkled over the milk followed by some chocolate chips, M&M's, and finally some sprinkles or nuts.  I used the sprinkles.

These bars are then baked in a 350 degree F oven for 25-30 minutes or until the bars are lightly browned.

These cookies are great for kids to make with minimal adult supervision.

Valentine Magic Cookie Bars
From "Love From The Oven" adapted by "From My Southwest Kitchen"

Cooking Spray
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 (14-ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup plain M&M's

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs and butter in a small bowl.  Press the crumbs into the prepared baking dish.
3. Pour the Sweetened Condensed Milk evenly over the graham crackers.
4. Sprinkle the coconut over the milk, followed by the chocolate chips, M&M's and the sprinkles.
5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly brown.  Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
6. Cut into squares and enjoy.


  1. wow this is totally decadent and delicious loaded with M&M!

  2. Magic indeed, Geraldine! For some reason this recipe looks vaguely familiar to me. Is it a blast from the 70s??? It looks so yummy!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Geraldine...

    1. I first ran across the recipe in the early 1980's in a Pennsylvania Grange cookbook.

    2. Thanks Geraldine. It's quite possible that's where I've seen it too:)

  3. Yes, they look delectable, Geraldine! All my favorite goodies rolled up in it! What a treat!

  4. These look lovely Geri! A treat that every one in my family would really love! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  5. Geraldine, these would be perfect for the kids to make on a very special occasion - what a decadent treat these Magic Cookie Bars are!