Saturday, February 26, 2011

B. Lovin' It Bars

I love having this blog...a few days ago an old friend of mine that I haven't talked to in forever sent me a message on Facebook:

"I had an awesome snack the other day, but I have no idea what it was exactly or how it was made. I think it had graham cracker crust on the bottom....& chocolate & peanut butter chips in it...& I THOUGHT come crumbled graham cracker crust on the top & 'baked' (it kinda looked that way, was kind of brown-looking) coconut. I normally hate coconut, but it was amazing with that stuff & the texture didn't bother me as much.
Anywho- I figured that since you're into cooking & baking yummy-ness that you might either know what it is or how to do it...& if possible, I'd love it if you could put the recipe up so maybe I could attempt to make it some time."
She's sweet and I miss her so it was nice to hear from her!  I assumed that it was a bar called "Magic Bar" or "7 Layer Bar" that I've had before.  They're sooo good and simple.  I made them and brought them into the store today and the guy I work with, Brandon Love, said they're his favorite thing I've made so far; then he told me to name them after him... so here they are... The "B. Lovin' It Bars"/ "Magic Bars"/ "7 Layer Bars"/ "The Bar of Many Names".  Just for you Becca! :)

P.S. On a side note, Kellen is moving into his new house today, so wish him luck!!


Magic Bars

I made a couple changes to these bars so I'll put my changes in red.  Also, you can leave out the nuts on some if you want.  I did!


Yields 16 large bars

  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine, melted 
  • 1 cup graham crackers, crushed to crumbs (chocolate animal crackers)
  • 1 cup flaked coconut (organic flaked coconut)
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips (1 cup)
  • 6 ounces butterscotch chips (1 cup) (white chocolate chips, you could also use peanut butter chips)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (homemade sweetened condensed milk, but only because I was out of the canned stuff)
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped (walnuts)
  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix graham crackers crumbs (animal cookie crumbs) and melted butter until it becomes dough like.
  3. Press the "dough" into the bottom of your dish.
  4. Layer the coconut and chips in order given in ingredients list.
  5. Pour sweetened condensed milk over all.
  6. Top with nuts.
  7. DO NOT mix together.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes.


  1. this is one of my favorite, easy treats. they are perfect for sharing as they are always a crowd pleaser...these look great! i love the idea of chocolate cookie crumbs!

  2. I made these bars a few weeks ago - I LOVE THEM!!!!


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