January 8, 2016

My Seriously Good Bars

(This recipe was featured on Cozy Little House. Jan 18, 2016)

I have a weekend treat for you whether you are hanging around the house or whether you are going someplace and need a quick and easy desert to take. Calories, oh yes! Good, you bet! 

The title says it all! 

I made these seven layer bars as part of the stash for the desert selections over Christmas...through New Years. And I ate way too many!  I watched my son-in-law make trip after trip to the canister for just one more. ha!  

The desert table with so many goodies. 
Son's girlfriend made cookies and fudge for us.

These bars are like that...they cause behavior change. We kept lifting the top to have just one more.  At some point hubby called these seriously good! And I thought, you know, that should be the name of these bars. :-) 

Seven layer bars in the sacred canister...lower right of pic.

This is probably the wrong time of the year to tempt you with a sweet treat since many of us are watching our diet after an overly indulgent holiday. Just save the recipe for another time. 
You may have had these before...but as usual I cannot leave anything alone, whether it is a vignette or a recipe. :-) I made one sweet change.

Without further ado...here is the yummy recipe. Alert...these are in no way healthy! I only make this kind of stuff once a year...at Christmas. 

And you know what, I looked and I have blood work scheduled for January. What? I have to clean up my act and move my appointment. 

I think you will like to have this recipe...because it is so simple. Take it to church, to a friend, and have some around at the various holidays through the year! It is quick and simple!

Seriously Good Bars/ Seven Layer Bars

Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees


1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened 

Condensed Milk*

1 cup (6 oz.) butterscotch-flavored chips

1 cup (6 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 1/3 cups flaked coconut

1 cup chopped nuts


  • HEAT oven 350°F. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking pan 
  • with no-stick cooking spray.
  • COMBINE graham cracker crumbs and butter; 
  • mix well. 
  • Press crumb mixture firmly into bottom of 
  • prepared pan or pyrex. 
  • Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture. 
  • Layer evenly with remaining ingredients; press down firmly with fork.
  • BAKE 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. 
  • Loosen from sides of pan while still warm; cool on wire rack. 
  • Cut into bars or diamonds.
  • For perfectly cut cookie bars, line entire pan with foil, extending foil over edge of pan. 
  • Coat lightly with no-stick cooking spray. 
  • After bars have baked and cooled, lift up by edges of foil to remove from pan. Cut into individual bars.
*I made a slight change to my recipe. Eagle brand makes a can of caramel flavored sweetened condensed milk. I used that instead of the regular sweetened condensed milk. It's just an idea in case you want to try it. These bars are delicious no matter what flavor you use. 

(I ate way too many of these...now I am paying the piper and have to prep for my upcoming blood check.)

Thanks for visiting. 
I hope you or someone you love enjoys these bars. 
Here is an image version of the recipe. Right click and save as...
Bon Appétit!

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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