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!

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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!!

 

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Xena
Xena
March 31, 2018 4:49 pm

Hi there,
new to your website – the link to Imperial sugar is no longer available. any suggestions on how to access this amazing recipe for Magic Bar Cookies? Would love to make it soon…..thanks!

Madaline
May 24, 2014 8:11 am

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!!

Jess @ whatjessicabakednext...
April 21, 2014 4:25 am

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

Nicole @Coco
April 18, 2014 12:05 am

Oh these look amazing!

Jessica @ Sweet Menu
April 17, 2014 1:51 am

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

Elisa
Elisa
April 16, 2014 11:16 pm

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

tahnycooks
April 16, 2014 3:31 pm

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

Emily @ Life on Food
April 16, 2014 2:37 pm

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.

Deborah Pucci
April 16, 2014 1:02 pm

Can’t wait to bite into one!

Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking
April 16, 2014 10:39 am

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…}

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
April 16, 2014 10:37 am

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

Cookbook Queen
April 16, 2014 10:04 am

These cookies are TOTALLY post worthy 😉 Love!!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
April 16, 2014 8:54 am

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.

Belinda@themoonblushbaker
April 16, 2014 8:40 am

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

Chloe @ foodlikecake
April 16, 2014 8:27 am

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

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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