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Easy to Make Magic Cookie Bars Recipe

Magic Bars are a classic cookie tray treat. The bottom layer is a graham cracker base that is then topped with a mix of sweetened condensed milk, flaky coconut, chocolate chips and chopped pecans!

Squares of Magic Cookie Bars stacked.

These truly are a classic Christmas Bar in our house, a tradition that carries year after year, and one that many people look forward to devouring off their trays!

The “original” bar is an Eagle Brand recipe (that’s a sweetened condensed milk if you didn’t know) and is one that we tend to follow although with a few variations of our own here and there! It is simple to make, you literally layer the ingredients, bake, cool and cut!

Picture collage of ingredients. Shredded coconut, chopped pecans and condensed milk.

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Yield: 24 bars

Easy to Make Magic Cookie Bars Recipe

Squares of Magic Cookie Bars stacked.

Magic Cookie Bars: layers of graham cracker, coconut, chocolate, and nuts, bound by sweet condensed milk. Pure delight in every bite!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 cups graham wafer crumbs (can take whole crackers and crush yourself)
  • ¾ cup melted butter (unsalted)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1⅓ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1⅓ cups flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1⅓ chopped pecans (or any nut you prefer)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line 9"x13" pan with parchment paper
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and press firmly into prepared pan to create the crust.
  3. Pour condensed milk over the crust.
  4. Sprinkle coconut on top of the condensed milk. Then Chocolate chips and pecans. Gently press into the condensed milk.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until edges are light golden brown.
  6. Cool completely before cutting into squares. You can get 24 large squares, or many more if cut smaller!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

*Please note that nutritional values are not always 100% accurate and are to be used as a guide.

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How yummy does that fluffy tray of flaked coconut look!? Notice we cut our squares smaller in order to get more than the 24 (when you are making a tray with such variety you do not need huge squares of each thing!).

And now…Stocking Stuffers for the man on your list! <3

  1. Socks and underwear, I know it is slightly “boring”, but trust me my hubby loves getting these in his stocking every year! You can even make it a little fun with a “naughty” pair of boxers and socks for him to have a chuckle!
  2. Lottery scratch tickets, these are a fun stuffer for any guy, I mean who doesn’t like the chance to win!?
  3. Nuts, any variety that your man likes (cashews in my house)! This is a nice treat just for him, he doesn’t have to worry about sharing them around (if you think you will be tempted why not grab an extra spicy one that you know only he will love!).
  4. Mini grooming kit, this is a great one! Give him something he can keep in his glove box that is easy to take on the go! Men get strays that need to be taken care of too ladies!
  5. Cigar, get him a cigar he will really enjoy for Christmas day! Even if he isn’t a smoker (like my hubby) every man appreciates a good cigar!
  6. USB/Flash Drive, I don’t know about the man on your list but my hubby can never have enough of these! Between work and gaming he uses them religiously!
  7. Personalized Lighter, make it a little fancy by getting his initials engraved on the side of a nice stainless steel (refillable) lighter!
  8. Moustache wax/Beard oil, have you seen this stuff?! It is specifically formulated for a mans face, and helps keep it hydrated and less itchy!

Ohh boy I could go on forever here! I just love filling a stocking for my hubby every year! In fact, I have found the inspiration I need to get his done today!

Enjoy <3

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