Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Magic Bars


On Saturday we were invited to a picnic.  On Friday, I made these luscious magic bars.  My plan was to bring them to the party.  But alas, fate had other plans.  A health issue arose, nothing serious mind you- just one of those things and we could not go.  What to do with all those magic bars?  Well, they are called magic bars, right?  The reason, I believe, that they are called magic bars, is because they have this ability to disappear.  Seriously!  Now you see 'em, now you don't, kind of a thing.  Fortunately, they do disappear because for the most part (aside from two of them) I have been able to resist their siren calls.  My kids and even my husband who does not eat sweets (by his own self sacrificing nature)- ate them.
Delicious- see how they disappear?
Magic Bars

12 ounces ( 1 1/2 sticks) butter (with salt -if you have unsalted add about a half of a teaspoon to your melted butter)
3 cups graham crackers crumbs
1 1/4 cup sweetened coconut
2 cups milk chocolate chips

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350F.  Line a 13 x 9 pan with parchment paper so that it hangs over the side a bit. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter.  Press down into pan.   Bake in oven for about ten minutes.  Remove from oven and drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over top of crust.  Sprinkle the combined mixture of chocolate chips, coconut and pecans over top.  Press down mixture with the back of a fork.  (I failed to do this but no worries). Bake 25 minutes. Remove and let cool before you cut into squares.

1 comment:

Colette Joseph said...

I see why they're magic....
They'd magically disappear @ my house!