Thursday, September 02, 2010

Because sometimes we all need a little magic...

Magic Cookie Bars

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups sweetened, flaked coconut
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup pecan pieces
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Dump graham crumbs into a  9" X 13" pan. Pour melted butter over top of crumbs and mix until all the butter is thoroughly incorporated into the crumbs. Firmly press crumbs into the bottom of the pan to form a solid crust.

Evenly pour coconut over crust. Evenly pour chocolate chips over coconut. Evenly pour pecans over chocolate. Evenly pour entire can of sweetened condensed milk over everything.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 - 30 minutes. Top should be golden brown around the edges, and starting to brown in the centre.

Remove and cool completely before cutting.

Visual inspiration courtesy of my first annual Family Christmas Tea, circa 2005 
(that's them on the left!)

Now go. Off with you. Make sweets. That's an order.


lady pumpkin said...

Yum! The cookie snowmen are adorable, too. :) And yes, I could use a little magic.

-lady pumpkin

Mrs. Spit said...

Oh sweet heaven.

Scrappy_Lady said...

We grew up with Magic Bars in our house. Yum!

Claire said...

Oh god, that was the year that you mailed us that lived far away some of the left overs....oooh that was a good year. Mmmmmm coookies.

Illanare said...

They look so yummy!

Jules said...

That sounds delicious! I know what I'm making for dessert this weekend! Thanks!!

mumstheword said...

Oh yum! BTW what are graham crackers? savoury? what do they taste like?
Just wondering so i can substitute with something we have here in Australia!! ;D

kate said...

i think i gained 5 pounds just looking at that picture.

Jackie said...

oOo!! These sound absolutely fantastic... and it's getting to be baking weather again!!! Ahh how I love fall! :) Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Magic! They are amazing! I am going to find the recipe for the snowmen as well! They are super cute!

happy ICLW!

Sandy said...

We like to add dried cranberries and skor bar or brickle bits to our recipe - one of my favourites.

If you like lemon here's a link to a super easy recipe