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Magic Bar Cookies

5 from 31 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 50 cookies
Calories 160
These soft, chewy cookies are a fun twist on traditional magic bars.


  • 270 grams graham cracker crumbs (2¼ cups)
  • 210 grams all purpose flour (1¾ cups)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 226 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature (1 cup)
  • 100 grams granulated sugar (½ cup)
  • 105 grams light brown sugar (½ cup)
  • 1 large egg
  • 253 grams sweetened condensed milk (⅔ cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 75 grams shredded coconut, sweetened (¾ cup)
  • 170 grams semi sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
  • 170 grams butterscotch chips (1 cup)
  • 117 grams chopped walnuts (1 cup)


  • Preheat oven to 375° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars until fully combined. Add egg and vanilla and mix until fully combined. Add the sweetened condensed milk, again mixing until fully combined. (You may have to stop the mixer a few times to scrape down the sides and the paddle with a rubber spatula.)
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, just until combined. With a spatula, fold in the coconut, chocolate chips, butterscoth chips and walnuts.
  • Divde into 30 gram (1½ Tablespoon) balls, placing them approximately two inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, just until the edges are browned. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.


  • If you can't find graham cracker crumbs, buy graham crackers and pop them into a blender or food processor to create the crumbs.
  • If you really like the flavor and texture of coconut, you may want to increase the amount to 100 grams (1 cup).
  • Many magic bar recipes use pecans rather than walnuts. Feel free to use whatever nuts you prefer!
  • Feel free to omit or sub-out any of the mix-ins: chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut and nuts.
Calories: 160kcal
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butterscotch, coconut, graham cracker, graham crackers, sweetened condensed milk


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg