3 recipes for layered Magic Cookie Bars

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1988 vintage recipe for magic cookie bars

Magic Cookie Bars recipe (1988)

Easy to make. Hard to resist. Makes 24 to 36 bars.


See a tall Pinterest pin below1/2 cup butter or margarine
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1 6-ounce package (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (3-1/2 ounce) can flaked coconut (1-1/3 cups)
1 cup chopped nuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees for glass dish). In 13″x9″ dish, melt margarine in oven. Sprinkle crumbs over margarine. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs. Top with remaining ingredients, press down. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Chill if desired. Cut into bars. Store loosely-covered at room temperature.

Vintage Magic Cookie Bars recipe card 1988


Magic Cookie Bars with graham cracker crumb base (1971)

It’s just one good thing after another.

It’s just layer after layer of delectable ingredients, like creamy smooth Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk, fresh crunchy Diamond walnuts, and chocolately good Nestle’s morsels. It’s a wild new idea, because this scrumptious cookie bar is made without a mixing bowl or a mixing spoon. You just spread one ingredient on top of the other right in the baking pan. And suddenly you have the best batch of cookies you never mixed up.


Magic Cookie Bars recipe (1971)

Crunchy and delicious treat, make quick ‘n easy, right in the baking pan.


Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars recipe with corn flake base


1-1/2 cups Kellogg’s Corn Flake Crumbs or 6 cups Kellogg’s Corn Flakes cereal (crushed to 1-1/2 cups)
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 package (6 oz/1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1-1/3 cups (3-1/2 oz.) flaked coconut
1 can (15 oz.) sweetened condensed milk


Measure Kellogg’s Corn Flake Crumbs, sugar and margarine into 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Mix thoroughly. With back of spoon, press mixture evenly and firmly in bottom of pan to form crust.

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Sprinkle walnuts, chocolate morsels and coconut evenly over crust. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over top.

Bake at 350 degrees F about 25 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

This recipe yields 54 delicious Magic Cookie Bars (2×1 inches)

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