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Seven Layer Bars

These seven layer bars are easy to make! With a graham cracker crust, lots of chocolate chips, walnuts, and coconut. Top it all with coconut for a magical bar cookie that is made in the same pan you bake it in!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: magic bars, seven layer bars
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Heather Perine

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 10-12 crackers)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips (or peanut butter chips!)
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts (or pecans)
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Instructions

  • Adjust an oven rack to the lower-middle position and preheat to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with non-stick spray. 
  • Place the butter into the pan and place in the oven until melted. 
  • Add the graham cracker crumbs into the pan and stir until combined with the butter. 
  • Press the crumbs evenly onto the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • In order, sprinkle the chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, walnuts over the graham crumbs. Pour the condensed milk evenly over the entire dish. Top with the coconut.
  • Bake until the top is golden brown, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack to room temperature, about 2 hours.6. Remove the bars from the pan using the foil or parchment handles and transfer to a cutting board. Using a sharp knife or bench cutter, cut into 2 by 3-inch bars.

Notes

  • Crush up the graham cracker crumbs easily by either using a food processor or placing them in a ziploc bag and using a rolling pin to crush them (I prefer this method since it's less dishes to wash!)
  • Measure the crumbs after you crush them up. You need 1 1/2 cups of crumbs. This could take about 10-12 crackers it depends. 
  • Press down the crust with the bottom of a measuring cup like you would for a graham cracker crust
  • For toasted coconut top, layer the coconut on last. For untoasted  coconut, layer it on before the condensed milk. 
  • Allow the bars to cool completely before attempting to cut these gooey bars. 

Nutrition

Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.4mg