Magic Bar Cookies

Magic Bar Cookies.. A simple twist on the classic Magic Bar. Easy, full of chips and coconut. You'll LOVE these!

These Magic Bar Cookies are a fun spin on the classic 7 Layer Bar/Magic Bar that’s been around for ages. I went ahead and took all the flavors that go into a Magic Bar and added them to a cookie, so they’re simple to make and just as tasty!

I love love love Magic Bars. My mom would make them every holiday season to put on our cookie tray. If we were LUCKY we could get them at other times of the year too. Something about the coconut, chocolate and butterscotch that did me in.

They thing about my kids, I’m afraid, is that they won’t have that nostalgic feeling of an individual cookie like I did…well…because their mom (me) bakes all day everyday. So there aren’t a TON of repeats around here. It’s all new and “do you like it?”, “What do you think?”, “Post-worthy?”.


This might seem like a ridiculous thing to even say…oh, my kids get far too many home baked treats they couldn’t possibly choose one as a favorite…

Humblebraggery is my enemy.

But I don’t mean it like that.

Ugh.. now it seems like I did.

But I didn’t.

Because in all honesty my kids will always choose Chocolate Chip Cookies or Brownies.


BUT short story long, I love the idea of taking a favorite of mine and mixing it up a bit…just enough so I can say to my kids, “do you like it?”, “What do you think?”, “Post-worthy?”.

Seriously, it’s a vicious cycle.

Anyhow, these cookies are a perfect graham cookie (made with crushed graham crackers), and loaded with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and white chips. AND there’s coconut. Of course. You could add nuts, if you like too. I just prefer none.

I tried to figure out a way to include the sweetened condensed milk in these, but they became too messy with it…so simple is better.

And these Magic Bar Cookies are a keeper for SURE!


AND I am posting the FULL recipe over at Imperial Sugar today! I’m working with them this year, so I’m pretty excited about that.., because Imperial is the best!

SO HOP over to Imperial for the FULL and easy recipe!!


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Katrina @ WVS

Holy awesome!! These cookies look insanely yummy. Magic cookie bars are the best!

Chloe @ foodlikecake

So cool! i cookies when they’re filled with stuff 🙂


You can never have to many mi in my books! These are the reason why I have cookie addiction now.

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

It’s not just kids, adults always request the basics from me when I ask. One actually asked me why I had to make everything crazy all the time instead of keeping it simple haha.

Cookbook Queen

These cookies are TOTALLY post worthy 😉 Love!!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape

Oh yes, I’ve made very similar cookies to these and they are AMAZING. Great recipe 😀

Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

OMG what a genius idea!!! I am A) super jealous that your kids already got to eat these B) going to make these ASAP!

Don’t take this the wrong way but…I was totally SHOCKED that you have kids (plural)…you look 22 in your photos. {And maybe you are 20 and I just put my foot in my mouth…maybe I should delete this part of the comment…}

Deborah Pucci

Can’t wait to bite into one!

Emily @ Life on Food

I love magic bars but at times they are too messy. I love love love the idea of them in cookie form. Totally making these ASAP.


Magic bars in the form of a cookies?!! Yes, please! These look scrumptious. Just perfect!


I’m always worried my kids won’t have a nostalgic baked good either since I bake so often. Every once in awhile ill test them to see if any particular item pops up. Lol

Jessica @ Sweet Menu

Oh wow! I have never even heard of a magic bar, these magic cookies look…well…magical!

Nicole @Coco

Oh these look amazing!

Jess @ whatjessicabakednext...

These cookies look beyond amazing and so, so tempting! Love all the ingredients that go into this one cookie- brilliant!


hi! new around here and found you via Saturday Social Link up (following you on blog lovin’)). These cookies look delish! I live in Italy where we can’t find Sweet Condensed Milk so I’m glad you didn’t include it!!