7 Layer Bars

7 layer bars are filled with gooey layers of baking chips, pecans, and coconut on a buttery graham cracker crust. They are pure magic!

7 layer magic bars are crazy simple to make and taste like comfort food heaven. They hit all of the sweet notes that will leave you coming back for seconds! They are similar to Magic Cookie Bars, and are right up there with M&M Chocolate Bars and Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.

7 layer magic bars stacked on a white plate

What are they?

Why are they called 7 layer bars when there appears to be only 6 layers?! Some recipes do include white chocolate chips as a layer, but in this case we’re counting butter as that magic layer. These 7 Layer Bars are very similar to our magic bars, but have a delicious graham cracker base and a layer of crunchy pecans. 

I’ve seen different versions using slightly different layers such as using walnuts or almonds instead of pecans, different flavored chocolate chips, chopped pretzels or mini marshmallows. Sometimes we like to substitute the butterscotch chips with peanut butter chips for an entirely new flavor profile! 

One really fun addition would be to use festive colored M&Ms to match different holidays.

Recipe ingredients poured intp a rectangular pan

Just layer and bake!

PREP. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350°F

LAYER IN THIS ORDER:

Graham crackers crumbs and butter, pressed evenly into bottom

Sweetened condensed milk (pour evenly)

Chocolate chips

Butterscotch chips

Coconut flakes

Pecans

BAKE. Use a fork to firmly press down all the layers. Bake for 25 minutes. Once cooled you can cut these seven layer bars into squares, rectangles, or diamonds.

7 layer magic bars in a glass rectangular pan lined with parchment paper

Tips + Tricks for 7 layer magic bars

Note: Make sure that you use Sweetened Condensed Milk and NOT evaporated milk or other milks.

Baking Tip: Line the pan with parchment paper before adding the ingredients. After they have baked and cooled simply lift the entire block of bars out of the pan using the paper. This makes them much easier to cut.

Note: Cover uneaten 7 layer bars and store at room temperature.

7 layer magic cookie bars in a glass rectangular pan topped with coconut flakes.

storE & Freeze

STORE 7 Layer Magic Bars in an airtight container for 3-5 days or in the fridge for up to a week.

And great news- You can also FREEZE them for later. To freeze wrap each bar with plastic wrap and place them together in a freezer Ziploc. They’ll last for about 3 months. Thaw before eating.

They make really great treats to throw into my kids’ lunch boxes or a late night snack for the hubby and I. 

7 layer magic bars stacked on a white plate.

7 Layer Bars Recipe

5 from 6 votes
7 layer magic bars are filled with gooey layers of baking chips, pecans, and coconut on a buttery graham cracker crust. They are pure magic!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 219 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • ½ c butter melted
  • 1 ½ c graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 14 oz. can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 c semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 c butterscotch chips
  • 1 c flaked coconut
  • 1 c chopped pecans

Instructions
 

  • Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350°F
  • In a medium bowl combine the graham crackers crumbs and butter. Pour into the baking dish and press evenly over the bottom.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the graham cracker layer.
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips in an even layer, then do the same with the butterscotch chips. Next, sprinkle the coconut flakes on, and top it off with a layer of the pecans.
  • Use a fork to firmly press down all the layers. Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Once cooled you can cut the bars into squares, rectangles, or diamonds.
  • Cover uneaten bars and store at room temperature.

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    When I see these at a bakery, I have to get one! They are my absolute favorite!! Never knew how easy they are to make at home! I will be making these all the time!

  2. 5 stars
    These bars are always such a great crowd pleaser! Everyone loves these. I’m lucky if I see these at a potluck and actually get my mits on one! Reason #1 to go through the dessert line first! Yum!

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe is so addicting and very yummy! The family was all over this and wanted more! So excited to make this again!

  4. 5 stars
    Gave these a try this afternoon and it turned out perfect! Loved every layer; this was exactly what I needed to cure my sweet tooth! Delicious!