Cookie Bars are a quick way to make cookies to feed a crowd. These Magic Cookie Bars Recipe is a little different but filled with all the flavors you expect from a bar cookie recipe. . Just when you think you have tried every cookie combination, I think I discovered one that will help clean out your cupboards with a bunch of unique flavors meld into these delicious and even better easy Kitchen Sink Cookie Bars. These taste great a few days after they are made and can easily be frozen for later use. So what are you waiting for make a batch because with the holiday season.
Magic Cookie Bars Recipe
This recipe is adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe. She calls them gooey Layered everything bars but they are not gooey once they cool. They are similar to a magic bar. Theses cookie bars include oats, chocolate, nuts, dried fruit and coconut what else could you add, maybe some different types of chips like we did.
These are healthy right, oats in your cookies.
Don’t walk away while this cooks you don’t want to burn the cookie crust.
Here is the kitchen sink part, you can see all the different nuts and yummy ingredients put into one cookie bar recipe.
Might have cooked these just a little too long.
Magic Cookie Bars Recipe
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 3/4 cup rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 ounces)
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips (optional)
- 1 cup walnut pieces, toasted or any nuts you have on hand, I used 3 different types
- 1/2 cup craisins
- 1 can (14 ounces) condensed milk
- 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut (7 ounces)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with parchment paper, leaving overhang on short sides; lightly coat paper with cooking spray. This is key to allow for easy cutting.
In a food processor, pulse together butter, confectioners’ sugar, flour, and salt until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add oats and pulse until just combined. Press dough evenly into bottom of dish and bake until lightly browned and firm, about 20 minutes. Don’t walk away too long you don’t want to burn the base.
Scatter chocolate chips, walnuts, and craisins on top of crust. Drizzle with condensed milk and top with coconut. Bake until coconut is golden, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely in dish on a wire rack before cutting into 18 squares. This is best done by picking up entire pan of cookie and placing it on a cutting board.
What flavors would you add or take away from these cookie bars?
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