Magic Cookie Bars is a Southern Baptist recipe passed down through several generations of our family. I still can’t comprehend how such an unexpected collection of ingredients is so delicious. I remember Queenbee teaching me how to make these when I was a little girl. They are fun to make and to eat! We don’t usually make them more than a couple of times a year because they are so rich, and anyway, if we ate them too often they would lose their novelty.:) So here it is: Magic Cookie Bars, guaranteed to clog your arteries, but don’t let that simple fact scare you off!

The Ingredients: 2 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1 stick butter, 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes,    1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, 1/2 to 3/4 cup finely minced pecans (optional), 1 14 oz. can condensed milk.

Melt butter, add it and two packages of cinnamon graham crackers to the bowl of your food processor, pulse until smooth. Melt the butter in your microwave and add it to the crumbs, pulse until just combined. Press the crumbs into the bottom of a baking dish. Cover the crumbs evenly with 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. If using, sprinkle the minced pecans evenly over the top. Now pour half the condensed milk across this layer. Gently press the coconut over the top of the first layer. Cover the coconut with the remainder of the condensed milk and chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Mm-mm…toasted coconut, melted chocolate, buttery graham crackers…..this shot was taken hastily (hence the blurriness) before the vultures swooped in to destroy..

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