You’re going to love this old-fashioned seven layer cookie recipe! Made with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate, butterscotch, coconut, pecans, and graham cracker crumbs for a combination of flavors that are irresistible and so yummy. If you’re in the mood for some old-fashioned 7 layer bars, then you’ll love these chewy and oh, so sweet treats. Heaven in each bite!
If you’re looking for something satisfyingly nutty and sweet, you may want to try these tantalizing cookies. These magic bars are excellent for the holidays or when you need something for the dessert table. But this sweet, chewy, and irresistible recipe for seven layer cookie bars is fitting for any occasion! Gooey with a little bit of crunch, these 7 layer cookies bars are always a great idea!
I make these cookie bars all the time because everybody loves them. What’s not to love about coconut, butterscotch, and chocolate chips? This is one of those recipe that I got from an old church cookbook, published in the 1970’s. Those cookbooks are always my favorites. I mean what woman is going to put her name on a church cookbook if it isn’t good??
Why Are They Called Seven Layer Bars?
A lot of people call these cookies seven layer bars because of they are layered with seven different ingredients that are magical together. Makes perfect sense, right?
Ingredients in Seven Layer Cookies
Butter: Feel free to use either salted or unsalted butter for this recipe.
Chocolate Chips: I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can easily use dark or milk chocolate chips.
Butterscotch Chips: A great addition to these wonderful cookies, giving them that perfect holiday vibe when you need it, too.
Sweetened Condensed Milk: Feel free to use coconut condensed milk.
Pecans: I love that this recipe has pecans–they’re the best parts! But, you can easily substitute with your favorite nuts such as almonds, walnuts, peanuts, etc.
Coconut: You’ll want to use sweetened shredded coconut for those classic nutty flavors that pair so well with the butterscotch and chocolate chips.
Graham Crackers: Graham cracker crumbs are used to create a nice buttery layer that is soft and baked to perfection. The graham cracker layer is one of my favorite parts about this recipe!
How to Make These Seven Layer Magic Bars
You’re going to love how simple this recipe is. In fact, once I show you, you may be skeptical at just how easy they are to make. No mixing? Hardly any dishes, they are a true “one pan” recipe.
With 7 ingredients and and 7 steps, you’ll have some yummy cookies ready in no time! You just gotta love how easy this recipe is.
First, melt the butter in a baking dish.
Steps Two – Seven
Layer the ingredients in the order found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post:
Graham Cracker Crumbs
Sweetened condensed milk
Finally, bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
Cool before cutting.
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Do seven layer bars need to be refrigerated?
This is totally up to you! Some people like their seven layer bars to be refrigerated, but you do not have to refrigerate them. Just make sure to store them in an airtight container, or cover them with plastic wrap to keep them fresh.
How long do magic bars keep?
You can enjoy these magic bars for up to three days if they are stored in an airtight container.
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There are so many options when it comes to baking on my site. Be sure to check out these favorites of mine:
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- Lemon Brownies
- Chocolate Banana Bars
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies
- Homemade Twix Bars
- Rice Krispies Treat Recipe
- Whatchamacallit Bar Recipe (pictured above)
Let’s make some seven layer cookies!
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 6 ounces butterscotch chips
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- Melt butter in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
- Sprinkle the remaining ingredients into the pan, one on top of the other, in the order they are listed.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, cool before cutting.
Makes 48 small bars
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g
Please note that nutrition is not guaranteed accurate.