How much baking I do at Christmas time really depends on what is going on in the world of Meghan. I’ll be heading to my mom’s on Wednesday and told her that I would bake a couple of things to help out. I decided to bake two of my favorite holiday treats which also happen to be favorites of everyone in our family. Today I am sharing a super simple and delicious bar cookie that I feel everyone should add to their holiday baking list – Magic Cookie Bars.
The best thing about these cookies is that there isn’t a lot of prep. You measure the ingredients, layer them in a pan, and bake. That’s it! But don’t be fooled by how easy these are, they are SUPER tasty as well.
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 1/2 cup chopped nuts
HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat 13 x 9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
POUR melted butter into pan and top with graham cracker crumbs.
*So when I went to the store yesterday to get my ingredients they were out of graham cracker crumbs in the baking aisle. I refused to go to another store so I bought graham crackers and made my own crumbs at home. One package of 8 crackers makes the 1 ½ cups that you need for this recipe, so you don’t even have to measure it once you are done. I used my Ninja and it was super easy!
If you want to change these up you definitely have some options. Switch out the semi-sweet chips for dark chocolate, peanut butter, or butterscotch (or do a mixture). If you aren’t a nut person, you could always leave them out. I used honey graham crackers but you could use the cinnamon ones to give them a little something extra.
These cookies are great if you need something last minute to take to a party or send to school with the kiddos. They also freeze really well if you want to stash some for later in the year.