Growing up my mom always made the same few sweets for Christmas: Cinnamon Rolls, 7 layer bars, and butter cookies. When I became an adult I took over the tradition. But when I did I realized the so called “7 Layer Bars” don’t have 7 layers. Thus the name needed to be changed. A friend of mine saw the ingredients laying out one day and said “oh yum, magic bars.” …..so lets go with that name haha. These are great bars to make as gifts…I usually do for christmas!
Ingredients: (Makes Bars..feel free to cut it in half!)
-12×18 Sheet cake pan
-2 Boxes of graham cracker crumbs
-3 Sticks of salted butter
-1 Bag of 24oz chocolate chips (you can add more if desired or other flavor chips)
-6 cups of walnuts (chopped/pieces)
-2 14oz bags of sweetened shredded coconut
-7 Cans of sweetened condensed milk
Melt butter & combine with graham cracker crumbs.
Pour graham into pan and spread and press into an even level with a rubber spatula.
Pour one can of sweetened condensed milk over graham cracker crumbs.Add chocolate chips, then pour 1 1/2 cans of sweetened condensed milk over the chips.Pour coconut next (I used a little less than the 2 bags). Cover coconut with 1 1/2 cans of sweetened condensed milk.Then add the last layers: walnut pieces and then cover with 3 cans of sweetened condensed milk. (You really want the walnuts to be completely coated).
Then bake for approx. 45 min. at 350. Honestly sometimes I bake them for longer at 325 but just watch them. You want the walnuts to look cooked and golden brown like above…once that happens the bars are done.
Let cool completely before cutting into bars. (I usually prepare mine in the evening and let them cool covered overnight).