I’ve partnered with Eagle Brand on this post. While I received product for this recipe, all cooking, mishaps, photos and opinions are my own.
I met the folks from Eagle Brand this past May at Mom 2.0. Earlier this summer, they reached out about using their sweetened condensed milk in a recipe and I was at a loss. I don’t often use condensed milk, but they were kind enough to forward me to their website where there are so many recipes I wasn’t sure where to begin! Lucky for my colleagues, I decided to try their Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars. (I’m not quite sure where the “layers” are, but we’ll go with it, ok? …Actually, I do know where the layers are – it’s the ingredients. There are 7 ingredients.)
You know how recipes often say there’s a tiny bit of prep time followed by a short amount of cooking time – and then it takes an hour to prepare? This is not like that. It really did take about 10 minutes to prepare, and I was able to do it while my kids happily
destroyed played in the living room.
What you need:
1 cup (6 oz.) butterscotch-flavored chips
1 cup (6 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
non-stick cooking spray
1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 1/3 cup flaked coconut
1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
Going to be honest here. At first, I was apprehensive about the coconut. It was the ONLY thing I wasn’t so sure of. In the end, you can’t really taste the coconut and I’d add it again in a heartbeat.
First up, you need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees and you’re going to mix your graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a bowl. Spray a 9×13 baking pan (or line it with foil). Spread the graham cracker mixture in the bottom of the pan, and then press the mixture down. (I used a back of a large spoon to smooth it out.) Drizzle/spread the can of sweetened condensed milk over that. In a bowl, mix the butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, nuts and coconut together. Then spread over the top of the condensed milk. Press down on the top of that mixture (again, I used the back of the spoon.) Back for 20-30 minutes. I baked ours closer to 30 minutes because the middle was still a little too moist.
The website says to remove the bars from the pan and cool on a rack. I didn’t do that, and mine turned out okay. I’m not exactly sure how I would have removed the one flat piece.
You guys. These are so good. My husband ate one right away (because he had just gotten home from lifting weights and said that this was good for weight lifting recovery.) 🙂 And whatever is leftover in the morning will head to campus with me.
This was really simple and I think would be great for a party, the holidays, a potluck – anything, really!