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Friday, June 19, 2009

Magic Cookie Bars

I hope you are reading today, Christina....this is for you! :> )

While I was growing up, my grandmother, Foxy, used to make these treats for us when we would come over to visit. And oh, what a "treat" they are. Packed full of ooey, gooey, OMGoodness!

I have not made these bars for quite some time, but after posting about Foxy and mentioning her cookie bars the other day, I now have to make these for myself family.

Ok, now onto the food recipe!

Servings: Makes 2 to 3 dozen bars
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1 (14-ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°F (325°F for glass dish). In small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter; mix well. Press crumb mixture firmly on bottom of 13X9-inch baking pan. Pour EAGLE BRAND® evenly over crumb mixture. Layer evenly with remaining ingredients; press down firmly with fork. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Cut into bars or diamonds. Store leftovers covered at room temperature.

Recipe Variations: Substitute chocolate chips or nuts with: candy coated pieces, dried cranberries, raisins, mini marshmallows or butterscotch chips.

I hope you like these...WE DO!



Martha said...

Okay (folds arms)... now that's just evil

(stumbles throughout the house in a desperate search for CHOCOLATE)

Anonymous said...

It looks like one my daughter would like to make...very yummy!


Goose Hill Farm said...

This recipe is very easy to make, Hope. My girls made this when they were younger.

Martha, it's not evil.....it's DELICIOUS! :>)

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E @ Scottsville said...

Seee, I don't really like to MAKE the food, I just like to EAT the food. Thus my one comment that Hope made fun of on Five Moms & A Blog today. =0)

Those sure do look yummy!!! You should leave Christina a comment and tell her you left her a little something on your blog. =0)


Goose Hill Farm said...

I like to MAKE the food, but I love to EAT it MORE!! lol

Thank you, Erica for that suggestion. I left a message for Christina on her blog.

Christina said...

Thanks for leaving the comment about these. I will have to give them a try. Except Larry doesn't like coconut so I will have to leave that out.
God Bless,

Mocha Momma said...

These are one of my absolute favorite cookies! I love every ingredient in them. I don't make them, but when I see them at a function I make a Bee Line for them.