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Bill requested a recipe for "Coconut, chocolate cookie bars made with
sweetened condensed milk ". We had MANY responses. If you have a
variation of this recipe that you would like to share with our readers,
send them to us at recipes@tias.com
Be sure to also check out this weeks recipe request, below.
It appears that this is probably one of the most popular recipes we've
ever published. It goes by many names:
Hello Dolly's
Magic Cookie Bars
Daddy Squares
Coconut Chocolate chip cookie bars
Jiffy Squares
Seven layer cookie bars
Miracle Cookie bars
There are quite a few variations based on the many that were sent in.
Here are several.

In answer to your request for this particular bar, I am enclosing the
old Magic Bar Recipe.

Mix together: 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
Press into the bottom a 9" x 13" baking pan.

Top crust evenly with the following ingredients in the order given below:

1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped (large pcs.) walnuts
1 cup flaked coconut (sweetened)
(not evaporated) Pour this evenly over the top of the layers.
Bake at 350F until lightly browned. Fran

--Another Recipe--

think the recipe Bill is looking for is called Seven Layer Bars and/or
Magic Cookie Bars. It's really easy to make and delicious too. I
make them every year for Christmas.


1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick)
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup flaked sweetened coconut
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips (may use all chocolate chips if preferred)
1 12 oz can sweetened condensed milk (may us non-fat but it must
be sweetened, not just condensed milk)
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Turn oven to 350 degrees. Place butter or margarine in 9 x 13 inch
pan and place in oven until butter melts. Carefully swirl melted
butter in pan to cover bottom and grease sides. Place on a flat
heat-proof surface. Evenly sprinkle the next 4 ingredients over the
bottom of pan in the order given. Pour sweetened condensed milk
over the top, covering it as much as possible. Sprinkle the nuts
evenly over the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool and cut into
desired size bars. These freeze well and should be refrigerated
for storage of more than a day or two. Margaret

--Another Recipe--

Regarding the "amazing cookie bars that were
made with coconut, chocolate chips and I think they also had
sweetened condensed milk" a reader asked for .. I believe he is
referring to one of my favorites ... "Magic Cookie Bars"
(I have lifted and pasted from the "Eagle Brand" website)

This is THE EAGLE BRANDŽ best-loved classic - a favorite of
kids and adults alike! EAGLE BRANDŽ is the magic ingredient
in this easy cookie bar recipe.

Servings: Makes 2 to 3 dozen bars
Serving Size: not available
Nutrition: not available
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1 (14-ounce) can EAGLE BRANDŽ Sweetened
Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350°F (325°F for glass dish). In small
bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter; mix well.
Press crumb mixture firmly on bottom of 13X9-inch baking pan.
Pour EAGLE BRANDŽ evenly over crumb mixture.
Layer evenly with remaining ingredients; press down firmly
with fork.
Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Cut
into bars or diamonds. Store leftovers covered at room temperature.
... I always use flaked almonds ... they are magical because
they are so easy to make, and they also "magic"-ly disappear !!!

Love your Newsletter, Marilin in B.C.
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