Friday, May 21, 2010

7-Layer Bars

I haven't met a person who doesn't love 7-layer bars. They are soooo good and dangerously addicting! I won't name names, but I gave half of a batch to a friend and she said they disappeared within a day and a half. If you're not confident with your baking, this is one recipe you have to try because it is pretty much no-fail and anyone who tries one will be your new best friend!


1/2 cup unsalted butter or margarine, melted
1 and 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 and 1/3 cups sweetened flaked or shredded coconut
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips - You could also add or substitute in dark chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, or white chocolate chips.
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 - 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place the rack in the center of the oven. Have ready an 8x8 or 9x9 inch square baking pan.

Melt the butter and pour it into the bottom of your pan. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs evenly over the butter. Sprinkle the coconut over the crumbs. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the coconut. Sprinkle the nuts over the chocolate chips. Finally, drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over all the ingredients. Do not mix the ingredients together, just layer them.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the squares comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Once cool, cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator or freeze for longer storage.

*Recipe adapted from Joy of Baking

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