Seven-Layer Bars

Seven Layer Bars, aka Magic Bars - Seven glorious layers of graham crackers, nuts, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut and sweetened condensed milk! | https://www.browneyedbaker.com/seven-layer-bars/
Seven Layer Bars, aka Magic Bars – Seven glorious layers of graham crackers, nuts, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut and sweetened condensed milk!

Seven Layer Bars, aka Magic Bars - Seven glorious layers of graham crackers, nuts, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut and sweetened condensed milk! | https://www.browneyedbaker.com/seven-layer-bars/

Seven Layer Bars, also known as Magic Bars, have a graham cracker crumb base and are topped with a combination of nuts, chocolate chips, white chocolate, butterscotch and coconut, and held together by sweetened condensed milk.

In other words: Sweet. Rich. Delicious.

Grab a tall glass of milk and get your oven ready!

Seven Layer Bars, aka Magic Bars - Seven glorious layers of graham crackers, nuts, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut and sweetened condensed milk! | https://www.browneyedbaker.com/seven-layer-bars/

This recipe requires very few ingredients and a minimal amount of steps, which means that it can be thrown together in no time at all. If you keep an assortment of chips and coconut in your pantry, you could whip these up any time the mood strikes. I love that the sweetened condensed milk holds these bars together so well and that you get a mouthful of chips, nuts and toasted coconut in every single bite. SO good.

Earlier this summer, I attempted to recreate a version of a chocolate caramel bar that is sold at a nearby bakery… if you can’t get enough of seven layer bars, then check out those ultimate magic bars.

(The first time I made this recipe, I did so to cross them off of my baking bucket list – I’ve made significant progress since then!)

Seven Layer Bars, aka Magic Bars - Seven glorious layers of graham crackers, nuts, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut and sweetened condensed milk! | https://www.browneyedbaker.com/seven-layer-bars/

One year ago: Slow Cooker Chocolate-Covered Peanut Clusters
Four years ago: Classic Gingerbread Cake

Seven Layer Bars

Servings 18 bars
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Michelle
Seven glorious layers of graham crackers, nuts, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut and sweetened condensed milk!

Ingredients:

  • ½
    cup
    unsalted butter
    (melted)
  • 9
    whole graham crackers
    (crushed (about 1½ cups crumbs))
  • 1
    cup
    finely chopped pecans
    (can substitute walnuts)
  • 1
    cup
    semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½
    cup
    white chocolate chips
  • ½
    cup
    butterscotch chips
  • 1
    cup
    sweetened flaked coconut
    (toasted)
  • 14
    ounce
    can sweetened condensed milk

Directions:

  1. Adjust an oven rack to the lower-middle position and preheat to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with non-stick spray. Line the pan with two overlapping pieces of foil or parchment paper, leaving the overhang to act as handles for lifting the bars out of the pan. Spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Combine the melted butter and graham cracker crumbs in a small bowl. Toss with your fingers until the butter is evenly distributed. Spread the crumbs evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan (this is not meant to be a crust, so you don't need to press it flat and there will be some small bare spots along the bottom, that's okay).
  3. In this order, sprinkle the pecans, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and coconut over the graham crumbs. Pour the condensed milk evenly over the entire dish.
  4. Bake until the top is golden brown, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack to room temperature, about 2 hours.
  5. Remove the bars from the pan using the foil or parchment handles and transfer to a cutting board. Using a sharp knife or bench cutter, cut into 2 by 3-inch bars.

Recipe Notes:

Nutritional values are based on one bar

Nutrition:

Calories: 312kcal
Fat: 19g
Saturated fat: 9g
Cholesterol: 23mg
Sodium: 112mg
Potassium: 207mg
Carbohydrates: 33g
Fiber: 2g
Sugar: 26g
Protein: 3g
Vitamin A: 230%
Vitamin C: 0.7%
Calcium: 90%
Iron: 1.2%

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[This recipe was originally published on June 17, 2009.]