Magic Cookie Bars

magic cookie bars

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Magic Cookie Bars are such a crowd pleaser. A chewy crust topped with gooey layers chocolate, peanut butter, and nuts..who wouldn’t love it?!







  • 1+ cup chocolate chips
  • 1+ cup nuts or seeds of choice, cut into halves or pieces
  • 1/2+ cup coconut shreds
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350º f. Line a 9×9 square cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. While oven is preheating, begin making sweetened condensed milk, as this takes the most time. Add all ingredients into a saucepan, and bring to a gentle boil. Immediately reduce to low heat, and allow to simmer, stirring every 5 minutes until mixture has thickened, and reduced to about half its original size (this takes mine 40-60 min.). sweetened condensed milk
  3. Remove from heat, and let cool. 
  4. While sweetened condensed milk is simmering, combine all dry ingredients for the cookie crust, and mix well. 
  5. In a separate bowl, mix all wet ingredients, including the flax egg. 
  6. Combine wet and dry ingredients, and mix until thoroughly combined. 
  7. Press dough into cake pan, forming around 1/3 inch crust. Place in oven for 10-15 minutes, or until crust is beginning to reach a golden brown color. Remove from oven, and allow to cool most of the way. Keep the oven on.
  8. Mix peanut butter and 1 tbsp of maple syrup.
  9. Begin creating layers by drizzling sweetened condensed milk on cookie crust, and then layering chocolate chips, nuts, coconut shreds, and peanut butter mixture.

    magic cookie bar

  10. Repeat this layering process (sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, nuts, coconut shreds, and peanut butter mixture) until you’ve reached desired thickness. 
  11. Place back in the oven for 25-30 min., or until sides of the Magic Cookie Bars are beginning to brown. Remove from the oven, and allow to fully cool.
  12. Enjoy!


Magic Cookie Bar Layers

Many of the ingredients used during the layering phase of this recipe do not require exact amounts, since these are totally up to personal preference, and how thick you’d like your Magic Cookie Bar to turn out. Feel free to be creative, and modify the recipe to your liking.

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