Magic Bar Fudge

Magic Bar Fudge is two classic desserts in one place! Creamy chocolate fudge, with butterscotch chips, and toasted coconut will be a sure favorite!

Wanted to pop in over the weekend and share a little something with you.

I know you are all scrambling to get your houses, menus and turkeys ready for Thanksgiving…but let’s just take a pause, just for a minute, to anticipate the upcoming Christmas season…

I know, I know, one holiday at a time…but I can’t help it! I’m not a Thanksgiving girl.  You would think I would be, I mean it’s a holiday completely geared towards stuffing your face, putting on happy pants and then napping.  I mean, that’s basically my dream world.  But for some reason, it’s just not my favorite.  I look at it like this:  pie…no thanks, turkey…meh, stuffing…well, alright stuffing I could make a meal out of…but overall, not my thang.  Maybe if I could convince my husband that there needs to be presents on Thanksgiving I could learn to love it.  Presents make everything better.  Fact.

So while you all are thinking pumpkin pie and gravy, I am all about the Christmas cookie…I start planning my holiday baking pretty much in January.  I bookmark, I pin, I gather scrap recipes in a folder.  Yep, it’s all about the Christmas cookie.

With that said, you want to take a gander at what I came up with?

It’s Magic Bar Fudge.

Here’s what I did:

I coarsely chopped up some graham crackers.

I toasted some coconut over low heat until it got to be this pretty golden color…

I chopped up some walnuts…

Then I mixed some chocolate and butterscotch chips, a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan…

and poured a can of sweetened condensed milk in and melted it all together.

When the chocolate mixture melted, I folded in the graham crackers and nuts and spread into my foil-lined pan.

I sprinkled my toasted coconut on top and let it chill in the fridge.

Now you should really let it set up in the fridge for a good 2 hours, but I may or may not have sampled it before then…SO, if you aren’t above eating melty fudge with a spoon over the pan, now would be the time.


Magic Bar Fudge

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 25 pieces 1x


  • 2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped graham crackers
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup toasted coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Line 9×9 pan with foil. Set aside.
  2. In a medium skillet, place your coconut over medium-low heat until it’s a light golden color. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan add both kinds of chips, salt, vanilla and sweetened condensed milk. Melt together on low heat until smooth. Remove immediately from heat and fold in nuts and graham crackers.
  4. Spread in prepared pan and sprinkle toasted coconut on top, gently pressing into chocolate.
  5. Place in refrigerator to chill and set.
  6. Cut into squares.

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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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418 Responses
  1. Katie

    my favorite holiday recipe is DEFINITELY pumpkin pie. i’ve never actually made it myself but it is always what i look most forward to 🙂

  2. Favorite Holiday Baking? Mmmm …. SUGAR COOKIES!
    Favorite Holiday Memory? Decorating the BIG TREE all by myself! I’ve been decorating my big tree for 13 years by myself and decorated my parents tree for many years before that when I was a kid.

    Favorite Baking secret?? Planning the baking mess so that I’m making similar things so that I’m not pulling out a dozen different things for 15 different recipes. I make all my fudges first, then chocolate covered cherries …. Basically, I do all my candies first, then my cookies and then if I find something else new to make I make it last

  3. Rose

    My favorite holiday recipe is my grandma’s vintage 1950’s frozen fruit salad. A womanshared it with Grandma one holiday season in the doctor’s waiting room when my mom was sick as a little girl. We’ve had it ever since; even when I lived in Taiwan, I managed to round up the ingredients so I could have a “real” holiday meal.

  4. Andrea

    love the magic bars, magic bar fudge will be magically delicious! no baking secret to share just the memory of baking cookies with the kids for santa!

  5. Catalina

    My favorite holiday recipe is my knock off version of Starbucks’ cranberry bliss bars. They get requested during the holidays with family and at work, too.

  6. My funniest holiday memory (although it wasn’t as funny when it happened) was when my boyfriend (at the time) put his paper plate on his lap to eat and wound up with a huge grease stain on his pants where something had leaked through the plate. Then he had to spend the next few hours with my family looking like he had an accident. Like I said, not funny at the time, but it became funny as soon as he became my ex 🙂 Am I evil???

  7. Jess :)

    My favorite holiday recipe is plain ol’ chocolate chip cookies. I have memories of eating them year after year with a big glass of milk on Christmas Eve. Can’t be the simple things in life 🙂

  8. Linda Sandidge

    Potato Candy! My mother made it every year. I do too… however, I always recall, as a young bride, not remembering it only takes a heaping tablespoon of real mashed potatoes and I used a couple large potatoes – and after about 20 lbs of XXX Sugar and not a flat surface left in the entire house I had made my own Potato Candy memory.

  9. Megan H.

    I love making sugar cookies every Christmas. We always use my gmas cookie recipe 🙂 It was fun leaving those cookies out for Santa when I was a kid, and now it’s even more fun making them for my kiddo to leave out 🙂

  10. Rebecca

    My favorite thing to bake has got to be brownies-or Texas sheet cake which is so delish I only make it when my sister in law comes so I won’t eat the whole pan!!

  11. My go-to potluck dessert is actually using sweetened condensed milk – one can + 1 bag chocolate chips melted together + a dash of vanilla. Put it in a lined pan, pop it in the fridge, and you’ve got fudge!

  12. My favorite memory is my grandma baking and making candy. She had a bench (I have it now) that she would place container after container of goodies. It took all my will power not to get into the goodies.
    Once I got married and moved into my own place, I continued the tradition. I bake, make candy, and assembly other treats.
    Three years ago, my grandma died on Christmas Eve. It was only fitting because she loved the holidays.

  13. My favorite holiday recipe is raspberry thumbprint cookies. I’ve been making these with my kids since they were toddlers (and had tiny little fingers). Back then, my kids couldn’t wait to dig in and help make the cookies. Now they are all teenagers and they can’t wait to dig in and eat them … lol. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize! I hope I win. We would definitely make good use of those goodies.

    Snoopy 😀

  14. Jeanna

    Christmas used to be about 3 day baking weekends but that has gone by the wayside. Now I look forward to brat stuffing at Thanksgiving. Can you guess, I grew up in Sheboygan Wisconsin, brat capital of the world! But I sure would love to make that fudge in that shiny new pan!

  15. Jessica

    A holiday memory for me is the annual December 23rd cleaning the house and making rice pudding. So many times have I heard a holler from my mother ‘Check the rice pudding!! Is it boiling over? Enough water underneath?’ as we rush to the stove. The past few years it’s had a bit of a twist with a lactose intolerant sister. Apparently lactose free milk creates essentially the same product – but of a much more orange color! We were baffled the first year we added the lactose free milk to a batch…

  16. My favorite holiday memory is being a kid and throwing parachute men into my brother’s best friend’s family’s fireplace. I don’t know why this seemed a good idea, but they’d rise really well on the hot air, until they melted!
    I sure could use a silpat that’s not bigger than every pan that fits in my oven!

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