Monday, January 13, 2014

Magic Bars...Mmmm

I love 7 layer bars, or "Magic Bars." Anyone else out there love a good chocolately-rich-yummy treat? Well, I wanted to make some but didn't have all of the ingredients so I made up this yummy recipe. So good! I was even out of sweetened condensed milk and made my own. Did you know that you can make your own in a matter of minutes? I had everything I needed in my frig and pantry!

These whip up quickly and are amazing. They are great warm from the oven but I like to let all the flavors meld together and the chocolate and butterscotch harden again. Mmmmm

There is no need to toast the pecans or coconut either because they will all toast in the oven. 

Try them out!


1 butter yellow cake mix
1 stick of butter, softened
1 egg
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup (or more to your liking) chopped pecans
1 cup (or as much as you like) sweetened shredded coconut
Sweetened condensed milk (recipe follows) or one can


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix together cake mix, egg, and butter. Press mixture into a 13 x 9 cake pan, or casserole dish lined with parchment paper to form a crust. 

Sprinkle butterscotch chip and chocolate chips on top of the crust. Then add chopped pecans and coconut. Lastly pour the sweetened condensed milk over everything evenly; it doesn't have to cover every inch,

Bake for 28-30 minutes until coconut is toasted.

Sweetened Condensed Milk


3 TBSP boiling water
2 TBSP melted butter
1/4 cup plus 2 TBSP sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup powdered milk


Using an electric mixer, blend together water, butter, sugar, and vanilla

Add powdered milk and blend until thick; keep in frig until ready to use. 

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