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7 Layer Bars aka Magic Bars

27 Jul Dessert, Food | 2 comments
7 Layer, Magic Bars

7 Layer, Magic Bars

I’ve heard these called 7 Layer Bars, Magic Bars & Hello Dolly Bars. Whatever the name they are crazy delicious! I used to call them Magic Bars until someone asked me what was the magic in them *wink, wink.* I guess living in California, some could expect an added ingredient of  Mary Jane, to sweeten the deal,  in a dessert named Magic Bars. Not to allow anymore confusion, or to get anyone’s hopes high, I now personally call them 7 Layer Bars. This recipe is like any other basic 7 Layer Bar, except it has peanut butter chips instead of butterscotch chips.. I love me some peanut butter!

7 Layer Bars aka Magic Bars


  • 1½ crumbs graham cracker crumbs, approximately 8 whole crackers
  • ½ cup butter. melted
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 (14 oz can) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1⅓ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup bite sized pretzels

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Put melted butter into 9×13 glass pan and swirl around to coat bottom.
  3. Spread the crumbs evenly over bottom of pan.
  4. Layer: chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, walnuts, pretzels, coconuts.
  5. Pour condensed milk over the top.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes and let cool.

If making these for a party, I like to line the glass pan with foil. This way it makes it easier to cut into bars. Once cooled, just grab foil and remove dessert onto cutting board.


  • Mom, these aren’t your Magic Cookie Bars from the 60’s. 😉

  • curls and q

    Mom made the “Magic Cookie Bar” sans pretzels a lot! Still in the recipe box. 😎


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