This is certainly not a new, original recipe. Magic Cookie Bars is a classic recipe that has been around for decades. But I still wanted to share how I make them because they are amazing! I call them Black & White Magic Cookie Bars because they are made with milk and white chocolate (milk & white or brown & white would be more accurate than black & white but those names just don’t sound right).
Interesting fact: people think that Eagle Brand made this recipe in the 1960’s but a farmer actually created this yummy dessert in 1856. Magic cookie bars have been around for 160 years!! I don’t know about you but this is not the kind of food I pictured people eating 160 years ago… I picture whole pigs being cooked on a rotisserie over a camp fire.
These cookie bars are so easy to make and only take a few minutes to prepare. It’s also a great recipe for kids to help with or even make themselves if they are old enough.
While I am a huge fan of the original recipe, I like to make mine with milk and white chocolate (because everything is better with white chocolate!). If you don’t like white chocolate then just use 2 cups of milk chocolate instead of 1 cup of each.
- 1-1/2 cup crushed graham crackers
- 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) melted butter
- 1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
- 1 cup of white chocolate chips
- 1-1/2 cups coconut flakes
- 1/2 to 1 cup of chopped or slivered nuts (your choice of nuts and your decision on how much, if any, nuts to use. I like to use almonds)
Preheat oven to 350°.
Crush your graham crackers. You can do this by smashing them in a zip lock bag or using a Food Chopper like I did.
In a small bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.
Press onto the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan. I found that using a rubber spatula works the best.
Pour condensed milk all over the top of the graham cracker crust (the yellow spots is just the butter from the crust).
Sprinkle milk and white chocolate chips evenly over the top.
Sprinkle coconut flakes on evenly.
Sprinkle nuts on evenly.
Press down all of the toppings with a spatula, fork or your hands.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Yummy! Have you made any different variations of Magic Cookie Bars?