Magic 7 Layer Bars Recipe

This Magic Bars recipe has a creative Halloween twist at the end. At church last weekend I was reminded of God’s goodness through an inspiring message, fun chats with friends, and let’s be honest. The potluck. This Sunday brought memories back of a classic – Magic Bars. No church cookbook (or blog) would be complete without this recipe so let’s have some church…

Magic 7 Layer Bars


Preheat oven to 350F.

Magic 7 Layer Bars

  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 1 – 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 – 12-ounce bag semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 – 12-ounce bag butterscotch chips
  • 1 – 7-ounce bag sweetened coconut flakes
  • Butter for greasing pan

If making graham cracker crumbs from crackers, place about 24 crackers into food processor and process until crumbs make three cups. Add melted butter and spin until crumbs are moistened.

Spread a couple tablespoons of butter around inside of the 9X13 pan. It is important to make sure sides are buttered as the sweetened condensed milk will want to stick to the sides.

Press graham cracker crust makin’s down into the buttered pan.

Drizzle can of sweetened condensed milk over crust until fully covered.

Add rest of ingredients layer by layer as evenly as possible so that every bar has all the flavors… walnuts, chocolate chips, then butterscotch chips, then coconut. Gently press layers into sweetened condensed milk just a bit.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

Wait about 15 minutes for bars to cool a bit before cutting. Cut into about 12 bars or smaller if you like.

To mix things up, you can exchange ingredients. Replace butterscotch & chocolate chips with white chocolate and walnuts for macadamias. Exchange butterscotch chips for peanut butter chips. For holidays, you can sprinkle with festive candies.

Magic 7 layer Bars… Taste and see that the Lord is good. Amen.

A Goolish Halloween idea.

Change the name of these beauties to Six Feet Under Bars and place them in a long jewelry box. Place a little skeleton toy on top, wrap, decorate, and you have an unregrettable party treat!

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