Magic Cookie Bars Recipe Or Kitchen Sink Cookie Bars

Magic Cookie Bars Recipe Or Kitchen Sink Cookie Bars

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

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.

how to make a cookie crust

These are healthy right, oats in your cookies.

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Don’t walk away while this cooks you don’t want to burn the cookie crust.

Magic Cookie Bars Recipe


Here is the kitchen sink part, you can see all the different nuts and yummy ingredients put into one cookie bar recipe.

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Might have cooked these just a little too long.

Gooey Layered Magic Cookie Bars Recipe

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)


  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.



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What flavors would you add or take away from these cookie bars? 

Other Bar Cookie Recipes you might like: 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars For a Crowd

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars For a Crowd



  1. Awesome recipes and table setting ideas here. We always have the kids set the table for the holidays. And I am shorts on deserts so this comes in handy.

  2. Pumpkin pie, you are about to get replace! These looks YUMMO!

  3. Not sure if you cooked them too long or not, but they look pretty tasty to me!

  4. These look so darn yummy! I want to make these for Christmas.

  5. They look just right to me! I’d definitely eat at least one or two right out of the oven. I love warm coconut!

  6. I like that you can enjoy them gooey when they’re warm, or not when they’re cool. They sound really good to me.

  7. The fact that they have coconut is enough to sell me!

  8. Oh my goodness that dessert looks amazing. I love toasted coconut.

  9. Oh those gooey Layered everything bars look amazing! I need to bring some dessert items for Thanksgiving…I will have to give these a try!

  10. these bars look amazing! It;s like a new twist on magic bars but way better! Yep, its on my to make list!

  11. Oh, I am all over those Kitchen Sink Cookie Bars. I love coconut anything!

  12. Kitchen Sink Cookies look awesome. Great treat.

  13. The bars looks delicious! Melt in your mouth delicious!

  14. These kitchen sink bars look amazing. I wonder what I could substitute the coconut with because I have a kid that is allergic.

  15. Mmm…. those look yummy!
    I think they will be my next “cheat” snack!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  16. Wow these look SO good! Makes me want to make a batch right now!

  17. These sound delicious! I love cookie bars around the holidays.

  18. This is a great list of Thanksgiving menu last minute ideas! I love those Kitchen Sink Cookie bars too! Making bar cookies is so much easier on the baking schedule!

  19. There are so many great ideas here – I don’t even know where to start 🙂

  20. I love these Cookie Bars the way they are. They look so delicious and healthy with the oats and walnuts added. These are very easy and filling Cookie Bars to make. I will have to try these.

  21. That looks delicious! I love anything with coconut! Yum!

  22. the cookies bars look yummy! I am going to try this recipe

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