Create magic with seven layers of yum: Unsalted butter, graham cracker crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, chopped toasted nuts, sweetened shredded coconut, and coconut flakes.
This old-fashioned 7-layer-bar recipe, Magic Cookie Bars from Food 52, makes baking these look quick and easy. Just layer the ingredients, press it all down, and bake it at 350°F for 25 minutes. Find the recipe here.
Variations on this recipe include butterscotch chips–one cup with just one cup of chocolate chips and only one kind of coconut. You can also use other ingredients like peanut butter chips, toffee bits, dried cranberries, raisins, chopped pretzels, or any other sweet and salty ingredients.
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