Magic Bar Cookies are an easy bar cookie recipe that has been around more than half a century.
You can adjust this simple recipe for any season or occasion with just one little tweak: add cookie decorations.
For instance, if you’re looking for Halloween cookie ideas, you can make these Magic Bars. Before baking, sprinkle the top surface with orange and brown sprinkles … yellow and orange colored sugar … Halloween cookie decos … you get the idea.
Or if you’re looking for Valentine cookie ideas, use the same approach. Decorate these cookies in red, pink, and white variations.
It’s an easy way to dress up these long-time favorite bars. You know the recipe works. Now it works during different seasons, too.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 25-30 minutes
Makes 24-36 bars
½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs (about 10 large graham crackers)
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup (6-ounce bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup sweet flaked coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
Cookie decorations (like sprinkles)
Special Baking Tips for Halloween Magic Bar Cookies
You can have a variety of bars in one batch by sprinkling half of the cookie surface with one type of cookie decoration and the other half with a different type.
Set the cooled bars in the refrigerator or freezer for 30 minutes before cutting to get clean edges.
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