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!

Three pieces of Magic Bar Fudge stacked on a napkin

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.

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Magic Bar Fudge

Magic Bar Fudge

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  • 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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417 comments on “Magic Bar Fudge”

  1. My favorite holiday recipe is the meringue pecans. We started giving out to teachers when my daughter hit middle school, and all the teachers love them. When i take them to gatherings they are always a hit and usually all gone by the end of the event.

  2. Definitely hard to name just one, but I have very fond memories of the baked goods and candies my grandmothers and Mom turned out every year. Pralines were my Mama Nezat’s speciality. My mom made the best and most unique date bars and my Mama Robin’s sand tarts are legendary.

  3. My secret to making great holiday bread…. especially when it is cold here is to turn on the oven and open it a crack while I am putting the ingredients together. I leave it on which helps the bread rise correctly.

  4. Laurieann Tobias

    I have lots of wonderful holiday memories from being a kid. But my best memories are being created now, as I teach my almost 3 year old granddaughter the wonderful tradition of Christmas Cookie Baking Season. She loves to do the stirring, yes, when she helps we have a mess, but who cares, we’re having fun and she and I are sharing the best of times.

  5. My favorite thing at Christmas is that my mom ALWAYS makes gooey caramel rolls for Christmas morning, even though we’ve all moved out. We go over for breakfast for our caramel rolls every year!

  6. My favorite Christmas memory is of my mom, sister, and me making cookies together with the oldies station on in the background. It wasn’t cookie time until that station was put on!!

  7. Linda Hedfelt

    One of my favorite holiday cookie recipes if “Magic Peanut Butter Middles”…a chocolate cookie with a peanut butter middle…my kids love them! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  8. Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie

    I’ve made something really similar to this before and it was great! I love chocolate and graham crackers together.

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