Mar 25
Seven Layer Bars5 Comments

This recipe really should be called “easiest on earth to whip up.” These little bars are chock full of flavor and oh so delicious. And like I mentioned extremely easy to make. Even the worst cook wouldn’t be able to screw this recipe up. Last weekend I traveled to Hoboken to celebrate one of my best friend’s birthday and decided to bring these little guys for everyone. They were a hit and totally consumed by the end of the night.


I have been wanting to make them for the longest time, but just never had a reason to. I received a Christmas gift from one of my students that was an adorable stacking snowman tin filled with lots of different treats. This was the very first treat of many that I tried and when I saw his mom the next week I immediately asked for the recipe. I absolutely love how all the components of this bar work together. If butterscotch is not your thing you can easily swap those out for peanut butter chips. Please make these sooner than I did, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Seven Layer Bars
(Printable Recipe)

What you’ll need:

1 stick of margarine, melted in a 9×13 pan
1 cup each of the following:
Graham cracker crumbs
Coconut flakes
Butterscotch bits
Chocolate chips
Half Pecans
1 can of sweetened condensed milk

What you’ll do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place stick of margarine in a 13×9 dish and place in oven to melt. Once melted put graham crackers on the bottom and toss with a fork until all the crumbs are coated. Then place all the other ingredients on top. I did the pecans, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and finally the coconut. Pour sweet milk over the entire dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Source: Jennifer Vinciguerra

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5 Responses to Seven Layer Bars

  1. KatieH says:

    This recipe confuses me. First, I don’t understand how so few ingredients can cover s 9×13 pan. Second, looking at the pic I thought for sure there was a layer of brownie. I guess I will just have to try it out myself!

  2. Krissy says:

    It is possible, the graham crackers serve as the bottom and the chips melt perfectly together. The condensed milk serves as the binder. They are amazing, I ate one every day at lunch this week because of course I couldn’t bring them all to Hoboken!

  3. Sheila says:

    This classic has been on my Christmas cookie list for years–somehow, my recipe calls them “Hello Dollies”. Of course, chocolate lover that I am, I have doubled the chocolate chips and left out the butterscotch for a rich treat. Peanuts are also a great substitute for pecans. You are ‘right on’ with this one, Krissy.

  4. Krissy says:

    I have also heard them called magic bars. I bet the possibilities are endless! They were yummy.

  5. Lisa says:

    Mmm, those bars look chock full of everything that’s good and tasty in life. I’d like to invite you to stop by and link them up to Sweets for a Saturday #10. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-10.html

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