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[Cookie Elf File #197] Magic Bars – with a Patriotic Twist
June 27, 2017
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

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Here’s an easy cookie tip – make patriotic Magic Bars using one simple trick. Learn how in today’s feature. Enjoy!

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Feature: Magic Bars With a Patriotic Twist

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Magic Bars first debuted in the 1960s and have been uber-popular ever since.

They’re so easy. You make the graham cracker crust directly in the baking pan and then sprinkle layers of chocolate, nuts, coconut – and pour sweetened condensed milk on the top.

Here’s the fun twist: tweak the recipe for a holiday or theme. Scatter the surface with red, white, and blue sprinkles for Independence Day … your school’s colors for graduation … a bride’s colors for her bridal shower … or for any holiday. Enjoy!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 25-30 minutes
Makes 24-36 bars

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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