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Magic Cookie Bars

An old-fashioned holiday treat! These 7-Layer Magic Cookie Bars (or "Hello Dolly Bars") are a classic dessert that's been loved for generations.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 7 layer magic cookie bars, hello dolly bars, magic cookie bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Calories 195kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 11.5 oz bag chocolate chips (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 ⅓ cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I use dry roasted salted peanuts, but almonds, pecans, walnuts, macadamia nuts or hazelnuts will also work)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together melted butter and graham cracker crumbs. Press the graham cracker mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan. I like to use the flat bottom of a measuring cup to press the crumbs into a smooth, even layer.
  • Pour condensed milk evenly over the crust. Sprinkle on the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut and nuts. Press down gently.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until slightly brown. Cool completely, and then slice into squares.


Let the bars cool completely before slicing and storing. These bars do not need to be refrigerated. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for about 3-4 days. To keep them longer, store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or wrap tightly and freeze for up to 2 months.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 169IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg