How Do You Make Magic Bars With Sweetened Condensed Milk?

How Do You Make Magic Bars With Sweetened Condensed Milk?

Magic cookie bars with sweetened condensed milk are made with graham crackers, margarine, chocolate chips, nuts and coconut. This simple recipe relies on the sugary, gooey nature of the condensed milk to make a tasty topping.

Magic Cookie Bars

Magic cookie bars are so called because the condensed milk magically caramelizes during cooking to create a soft, caramel topping.

Prep time: 10 min.

Cook time: 30 min.

Ready in: 1 hour


  • 1 14-ounce can condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  1. Preheat the oven
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Coat the bottom of a 9-inch by 13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. Create the graham cracker crust
  4. Mix together the graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press small handfuls into the bottom of the baking dish. Completely fill the bottom of the dish with the graham cracker crust.

  5. Put on the toppings
  6. Open the can of sweetened condensed milk. Pour the milk evenly over the graham cracker crust. Top the milk with a layer of chocolate chips. Top this with a layer of coconut flakes and then finish with a layer of chopped nuts.

  7. Bake in the oven
  8. Put the magic cookie bars into the oven for 25 to 30 minutes. The top of the magic cookie bars will turn light brown. Allow the cookie bars to cool at least 20 minutes before cutting and serving.