Magic Cookie Bars

These Magical Desserts Bars are a simple dessert idea with a cookie base topped with chocolate and butterscotch chips, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk!

This might be our new favorite bar dessert! They’re really similar to our Triple Chocolate Magic Bars, but with the addition of coconut. They make for a highly addicting dessert.

Magic cookie bars stacked on a white plate

Tastes Like a Million Bucks!

If you have a major sweet tooth, this next dessert recipe is for you. It’s called Magic Cookie Bars, and let me tell you… It has become a new favorite around these parts!

It’s a layered bar dessert with a chocolate chip cookie base, layers of chocolate and butterscotch chips, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk which gives it that gooey, delicious taste that is irresistible.

The reason I love it so much is because it’s so simple and tastes like a million bucks. In fact, I made it for a Pizza Night at the park we planned a while ago and I had several people asking for the recipe. So go on, give it a shot! You’ll be glad you did.

Ingredients for Magic Cookie Bar recipe layered in a baking dish

PREP. Preheat oven to 350.

COOKIE CRUST. In a large bowl mix cookie mix, butter and eggs until well combined and dough forms. Press into the bottom of a greased 13×9 pan. Bake for 14-16 minutes.

LAYER. Once done baking, sprinkle butterscotch chips over the cookie layer, along with milk chocolate chips and coconut. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over the top.*

*Caution: Be cautious that you do not accidently use evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk. The two are quite different and your dessert will not turn out.

BAKE. Bake for 25-30 minutes longer or until golden brown. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.

Mix it up: Everyone makes their magic bars slightly different, so feel free to switch up what you put in there. You can use white chocolate chips, toffee, cinnamon, walnuts, almonds, graham cracker crumbs. Whatever you feel will make these cookies MAGICAL! 

You could even make it a millionaire magic bar, which is a crossbreed between a millionaire bar and magic bar. Use a shortbread crust instead of chocolate chip cookie crust and then add all the layers from the magic cookie bar recipe.

Pouring sweetened condensed milk over magic cookie bars

Storage Tips

These don’t need to be STORED in the fridge unless you really want to. They should be fine in an airtight container for about 3-5 days. If they are in the fridge they can last up to a week.

You can also FREEZE them! They make really great treats for lunch boxes or a great treat for mom and dad after kids have gone to bed (shhh!) Make sure that you let them cool completely. Wrap each bar with plastic wrap and place them together in an air-tight bag in the freezer.

They should be good for up to 3-4 months. Just let them thaw for about 30 min-1 hour before eating.

Two Magic cookie bars on a white plate

If you’re looking to try a simple but delicious recipe, this one is it! 😉

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Magic Cookie Bar Recipe

5 from 8 votes
These Magical Desserts Bars are a simple dessert idea topped with chocolate and butterscotch chips, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 39 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 528 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 package Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 13 oz sweetened condensed milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a large bowl mix cookie mix, butter and eggs until well combined and dough forms. Press into the bottom of a greased 13×9 pan. Bake for 14-16 minutes.
  • Once done baking, sprinkle butterscotch chips over the cookie layer, along with milk chocolate chips and coconut. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over the top.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes longer or until golden brown. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.

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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
    Yum! I have a sweet tooth also. Eating chocolate right now =) I usually make my desserts close to the weekend so I can bring all the left overs to church and share! These bars look so good!

    1. It’s definitely one of those simple “keeper” recipes always nice to have in the back pocket for when company comes over. 😉

  2. 5 stars
    i have made your Banana BreaD

    And just made the magic baRs.
    I aDded some peanut m&ms.
    Since i Didnt have on hand peanut chips.
    They both turn out exCellent.

  3. 5 stars
    Any time I see these at a bakery or eating place, I have to order one. But, fresh, homemade is so much better! The kitchen smells so good!

  4. 5 stars
    Love this recipe so much! My grandma used to make something like this. They taste the same. Thanks!