Magic Cookie Bars

I just love this Magic Cookie Bars. They hit all the spots for me.. graham wafer crust, coconut, pecans or walnuts, chocolate chips … Baked into a delicious treat!

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I use the standard recipe from Eagle Brand but I made a couple changes… I make this in a square 9×9 pan so they are thicker. The recipe says to pour the condensed milk over the graham wafer crumbs then layer the other ingredients but when I was shown this recipe in the early 80’s my friend poured the condensed milk over all of the ingredients & that is how I do it!

This is simple to make & very popular! NO mixer required! Make this your own by changing the type of nuts you use & if you don’t like coconut omit it! They will still be delish!

I will give you the recipe as I make it but if you want to check out the original recipe here is the link

You can use pecans or walnuts in this recipe, whichever you prefer. I always have coconut in the house so I use whatever I have.. there are several choices of coconut .. use sweetened flaked coconut.

Here is the recipe


2 cups graham wafter crumbs

3/4 cup melted butter

1 1/3 cup flaked coconut

1 1/3 cup chocolate chips

1 1/3 cup chopped pecans ( or walnuts)

1 can condensed milk


Preheat oven to 350f

Grease a square baking dish

  1. Combine the graham wafer squares & the butter then press them evenly & firmly into the prepared pan
  2. Put the coconut evenly over the crumgs
  3. Chocolate Chips over the coconut
  4. Pecans go over the chocolate chips
  5. Pour the condensed milk evenly over the pecans
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until nicely browned approx 25-30 minutes
  7. Let cool completely before slicing *** I slice them and then freeze them with a bit of space between each square or in paper muffin cup liners so I can take out as much as we want to eat whenever we want!

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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