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.
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.
How to Make Magic Cookie Bars
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.
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.
If you’re looking to try a simple but delicious recipe, this one is it! 😉
For more of our favorite dessert bars, check out:
- Butterscotch Brownies
- No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars
- Cake Mix Cookie Bars
- Sugar Cookie Bars
- M&M Chocolate Bars
- Cookie Bars
Magic Cookie Bar Recipe
- 1 package Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 egg
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 13 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 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.
Recipe from Betty Crocker.
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!
You’ll love these ones, Jennie!! They’re simple and so delicious. Thanks for stopping by!
I love these bars!!! Super easy and super delicious!!
Simple and yummy are my favorite two types of desserts!! These ones definitely are a favorite. 😉
So delicious! This was and still is one of my husbands favorites growing up!
It’s definitely one of those simple “keeper” recipes always nice to have in the back pocket for when company comes over. 😉
Wow, this looks so delicious. I would have to try this soon. For now, i would just pin it on pinterest.
Love that PIN button! I hope you like them! Thank you!
These baRs are so good! I love making these for family Gather or pOtlucks!
Me too!! They are always a hit! Thank you!
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.
Great idea! I am so glad you think so! Thank you!
Such a favorite dessert. Been making it for years and it’s still a family favorite.
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!
These turned out amazing! So many yummy flavors and textures.
Thank you!! So glad you loved the cookie bars!
Love this recipe so much! My grandma used to make something like this. They taste the same. Thanks!
I have always loved these bars! The butterscotch chips are my favorite part!
Mmm yes! I’m a sucker for butterscotch chips as well! So glad you enjoy the bars.
If chocolate chip cookies weren’t already great… these are pretty delicious!
I agree! Sweetened condensed milk will go bad eventually, but it will last a g
Magic cookie bars always remind me of Christmas, because that’s the only time we ever make them. We may need to re-evaluate our traditions.
I love them at Christmas time too. But hey, why not year-round, right? 😉
Made these with my 5 year old yesterday and he had so much fun. So easy to make and so so good. My entire family enjoyed these. I did though omit the butterscotch chips and added in white chocolate chips.
Would these bars taste just as good if I left out the coconut? Thank you for the recipe, can’t wait to make them.
I personally LOVE the coconut in these bars, but I’m sure they would still be delicious either way!
This is the most DELICIOUS cookie bar recipe!! I need to go make more NOW!
So good, so rich. Feels like ax extra special treat when we make these
These are so good and easy! I live doing these around Christmas time with red and green M&M’s!