Chocolate Chip Magic Bars

In my old age I have decided that there are some things I can do without.

By that I mean I get more confident in my likes and dislikes.

Here are some things that “in my opinion” have run their course:

  • The cha-cha slide…actually any party-type dance that has the word “slide” in it….I’m not “slide” exclusive.  It’s time to call it a day.  No more, please.  It’s possible I don’t like these dances because I have absolutely zero coordination and I feel like masses of people are all mocking me in perfect rhythm…Who knows.
  • People saying that their high heels are “super comfortable”.  No, they’re not.  I have worn high heels and they are only comfortable while you’re sitting.  Stop trying to make me think that you wear them for any other reason than to make your legs looks skinnier.
  • Angelina Jolie.  Put your leg away please.
  • Tattoos of your child’s face.  Please just hear me out on this one…I am not judging your child, or even your right to have a tattoo.  Alls I am saying is that however great a tattoo artist you might go to, they can’t control future sagging.  Your sweet child’s face can go from angelic to Crypt Keeper in a matter of just a few years.  I mean it’s like one of those creepy computer programs that will show you what you will look like when you age. Your kid doesn’t need a constant reminder of what they will look like when they’re 80.  I’m really looking out for your child here.  And beyond the Crypt Keeper time machine your tattoo will most likely produce, there there is a solid chance that your child’s inked eyes will look cross-eyed.  I have seen this on numerous occasions.
  • Being “zany”.  The word, the action, just all of it.
  • Zombies.  They are fiction.  There will not be a Zombie Apocalypse.  Stop trying to figure out how you will survive one.  Maybe start planning for the real end of the world in December.  Mayans trump Zombies any day.

 

I am quite confident I will get emails from some telling me how they love the cha-cha slide and do it, like all the time everyday of the week, or have a gorgeous child tattoo on their arm that they like  to wear cut-off T-Shirts to show off.  Which is totally cool.  I say if there weren’t you in the world I wouldn’t have anyone to make fun of.  We’re like a team.  High five.

 

So to try and get back into your good graces I’ll make cookies for you.  Although I know Angelina Jolie doesn’t eat cookies and really there won’t be anyone out there defending her, but hey…cookies make everything better…especially magical ones.

 

These are a take on the Magic Bar that has been around for ages.

But you don’t really have to make any of the parts…it’s just an “open package and combine” kind of recipe.  I feel like I am dangerously close to “Semi-Homemade” territory.  It’s a slippery slope.

 

You could certainly make your own chocolate chip cookie dough, but really…for these bars, it’s not necessary.

Roll it out…

Press it into your 9×13 pan and bake it for a few minutes.

Then get to layering…chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, toffee bits and coconut…

Then pour a whole can of sweetened condensed milk all over top.

Bake it up until it’s golden and delicious.

You’ll be happy you did.


Chocolate Chip Magic Bars
 
Ingredients
  • 1 (16.5 oz) package refrigerated cookie dough
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toffee bits
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray
  3. On a floured surface roll your cookie dough out. I used the break apart cookie dough, so it was fairly easy.
  4. Place in prepared baking dish and press evenly to edges of pan.
  5. Bake crust for 8 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, toffee bits and flaked coconut evenly on top.
  7. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over top of everything and bake for 14-17 minutes until lightly browned.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting and serving.
Notes
Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

recipe adapted from Paula Deen Magazine

 

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Blog is the New Black
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These do look like magic! 😉

Susan
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Oh. My goodness. I make Magic Bars as 7-Layer cookies (minus the butterscotch layer because I’m not a fan… so my 7th layer is LOVE or something stupid like that) and my “base” is just made with a crushed cup of Nilla Wafers and a stick of melted butter. I am totally going to do this with a cookie dough base next time! Actually, I’m an ex-pat in the UK so I can’t get pre-made, so that will make the magic bars actually have an element of work, but I WILL DO IT! Also, I think zombies are hilarious. I… Read more »
Maggie
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I have two rolls of chocolate chip cookie dough in my fridge and have been wondering what to do with them. Thanks! Oh and I bought a bag of Reese’s Minis today so I can make that yummy blondie pie thing you posted the other day. Here’s hoping they don’t get eaten before I get around to baking it!

Jocelyn
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Magic bars are one of my favorite cookie bars…I say one of because I have multiple favorites:-) And this one with chocolate cookie crust looks amazing.

I am so with you on the cha cha slide…mostly because I am uncoordinated and have no desire to be laughed at mercilessly by all the zombie lovers!!!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
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I love Magic Bars..there are so many twists and spins to put on them. And love the use of pre made dough. TIME saver!!

As for child’s tattoos…my husband got a HUGE tattoo of our then 6-month old daughter’s face on his arm. He had waited 47 years to become a father and was hella proud of her and she’s now 5 and every time she sees her baby face on his arm, she gets all excited. And on his other shoulder, he has my eyes. Both his girls on his arm.

Elizabeth
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These look terrific! I love coconut.

Cookbook Queen
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You mean zombies aren’t real? The Walking Dead isn’t a survival guide? WHAT?

Also, note to self: purchase child face tattoo remover asap.

Heather (Heather
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girl, you preach the truth…angelina, as pretty as she can be, needs to eat some cookie bars and put the leg away. oh, and smile some please 🙂

Alohamama71
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Mahalo for simplifying my favorite cookie bar of all time! Such a great time saver using the pre-made dough and seems so simple, yet never came to my mind which is just one reason why I love your blog so much :0)

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
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Ooohh, these look great!!! These would definitely fit in the I-will-eat-the-entire-pan category. And…I have to admit that I love the cha cha slide. My favorite part of parties/dances!

My Little Otter
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That lap around the block I do, ahem, most evenings would not even burn off one crumb on this. And? They look AMAZING.

By the way– I am no fan of face tattoos, either. I live in Arizona. The land of the snowbird. Let me tell you this, Internet: TATTOOS DO NOT AGE WELL. Seriously. Unless you want, in 40 years, to have your sweet toddler sporting some mighty fine jowls, just stick with Tweety.

Erin
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Tattoos on your childs face!? I thought you were talking about the temporary ones that wash off at first but people actually get real tattoos on their child’s face!? That’s messed up.

RJ (Kids and Cast Iron)
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No people get a tattoo of the child’s face on them.

Victoria
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I think it’s safe to say though that getting a tattoo on your child’s face is also tacky and shouldn’t be done

Megan
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I’m pretty much with you on all of those things. Zombies were funny for like two seconds, and then it was over. Angelina Jolie? She needs to eat like five batches of these surely amazing magic bars before she keels over from malnourishment. Also, that stupid leg! Was it dislocated? Did she not realize that she looked like an idiot? We all know she has two skinny legs, and that her dress featured a daringly high slit. Shocker.

Melissa {Simply Sweets by Honeybee}
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I’ve eaten many a magic bar but have never made any myself. They’ve always been on my list of recipes to make. Since you have simplified the process I think I’m finally going to get around to making them. I’m with you on the whole heels thing. I’m a flats girl myself. I really hate when someone is wearing heels that make them look they are going to fall over at any minute and they claim that they are the most comfortable shoes. Really? Don’t even get me started on the women who wear gigantic heels to do grocery shopping… Read more »
Joanne
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You know what would be totally zany? If we strapped Angelina down to a chair and force fed her some of these WHILE doing the cha cha slide.

But she so wouldn’t even enjoy it. So we really shouldn’t bother. More for us!

Amanda
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Yum! Love these fun bars!

Fallon
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What a perfect idea!

elaine
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are you kidding, this is toooo easy to pass up…and yet something soooo magical about them that makes it genius…

Lori from A Family
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Looks so easy and delicious! Will definitely be making these!!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
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Love the idea of magic bars with a cookie base! And heels… love the way they look, HATE the way they feel!

Erika - The Teenage Taste
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Oh, I am so tired of hearing about Angie’s leg. She was trying wayyyyy to hard to get back her previous “image” with that dress. I’d much rather eat cookies!

sarah
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I get why people think getting a tattoo of your childs face shouldn’t be done, I personally wouldn’t do it because you never really know if your childs face will look exactly like themselves on your arm or wherever it is… however everyone I know who has their childs face on their bodies has it because their child has passed away. I can’t imagine what that would feel like but I can understand why they would want that constant reminder of them on their bodies… that’s not tacky or even something that should be made fun of.

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more
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OMG you should totally make these while doing the slide, then you can totally tape it and we can all see. I have lots of tatoos but I agree with the kid thing, I have a few that just don’t look the same anymore, but they are well hidden. Yikes that could have been bad. Oh and the zombies may be coming, they may not, but why take that chance;p It beats reality some times LOL.

Joni
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Thank you! Everytime I hear someone say how comfortable their feet are in some kind of torture device with a 6″ heel on it I want to respond “what’s that smell, oh yeah, it’s your pants burning you big liar”.

Windy
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Bwahahahahahah…” I say if there weren’t you in the world I wouldn’t have anyone to make fun of. We’re like a team. High five.”

I love you (in a very platonic, non-stalker sort of way). That is all. 😉

Shelley
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Seriously there are NO high heels that are comfortable! Ladies, let’s stop lying to ourselves AND to each other!!! I can NOT wait to make these cookie bars!!!

Jessica @ How Sweet
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Your pictures are so amazing that I’m tempted to eat my screen.

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots
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This bar looks much better than that bar we got at the bakery the other day. I didn’t even try it because Amanda said that it wasn’t even worth the taste buds. Haha! I’ll try this one any day though. 😀

Carrie - Carrie
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Shelly, you are hilarious and all, but some of THESE COMMENTS are making me laugh even harder than you did. =)

Child’s face tattooed zombies doing the slide… each with a magic bar in hand. Now THAT’S magical.

Maria
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All of my faves in these bars!

Anne
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I love “7 Layer Bars” and these are kicked up one more notch! Yum!

Becky
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As soon as I saw the photo of the cookies, I thought oh no she did NOT just send a recipe for chocolate chip cookies (my fave) with coconut (my latest obsession) in them!! As if that weren’t enough, your post was hilarious and literally had me lol-ing. Thanks for making me smile today!

heather bell
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These look great! Anything with condensed milk is a good thing. here is my version if you want to try?: http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com/2012/02/fat-friday-nanahs-chocolate-chip-cookie.html

Jenn
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I don’t like coconut that much though. Any other additional ideas for that layer?

btw – you totally crack me up! LOL

JenMarie
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This recipe makes me want to cuss.

Like the really bad words.

Magic Bars are like my reason for breathing, and I’m not at all overacting.

So this? This is like heaven on crack.

Amanda
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Yum!! I love these, I am craving them like crazy today, I even posted this on my blog! You can check it out at http://temporarywaffle.blogspot.com/2012/02/ohmycraveyum.html Thanks for sharing!

Kristina
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these look sooo yummy! 7 layer bars are one my favorites over the holidays, these are like 7 layer bars only sooooo much better!! I didn’t even think it was possible?? I love the chocolate chip cookie dough bottom and the bits of toffee!! Definitely giving these a try!

Mal @ The Chic Geek
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I love magic bars. This is such a fantastic twist, I know I’d love these!

Rose @ Rose Bakes
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I used to eat something like these as a child but it’s been AGES. I just have to try this recipe and see if they’re the same!

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets
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Super easy..Super yummy! How could you go wrong? Love this!

Heather
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I think I love you. You make things I can A) afford and B) Actually recreate.

Aunty Pol
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Can I add the word ” Awsome” into the over it list ?
If everything is awsome, logic dictates then nothing is awsome any longer. For the love of ( insert deity of choice here ) , find another word to use..there are a lot of them out there.

Love your blog.

Waving from Houston.

Aunty Pol

Samantha32
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I feel the emptiness in my part when I see that chocolate chip magic bars… I can’t wait to taste it..

Darla | Bakingdom
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Okay, I want these. I mean, without the coconut. But I want them. Yum!

Candy
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Genius idea! I recently amped up the classic magic bar too, with bacon! Abracadabra Bars, and they were amaazing!

jodie
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It’s like we are sharing the same brain, although I’d like to add LMAO to the list. Thank you for bringing laughter and cookies to my day!

Anna
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I have half a can of condensed milk left and have been pondering over whether to use it in homemade ice cream or some kind of cookie bar. Still on the fence, but I like the idea of using refrigerated cookie dough. I was thinking of trying it with Ritz crackers.

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