MAGIC COOKIE BARS WITH LOADS OF VARIATIONS

 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker or other crumbs*
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or other toppings**
  • 1 (3-1/2 ounce) can flaked coconut (1-1/3 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts***
  • CRUMBS:
  • Vanilla wafer
  • Chocolate wafer
  • Gingersnap cookies
  • Quick cooking oats
  • Wheat germ
  • Brownies
  • NUTS:
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Peanuts
  • Cashews
  • Macadamia
  • TOPPINGS:
  • Peanut butter flavored chips
  • Butterscotch flavored chips
  • Plain multi-colored candy-coated chocolate pieces (M&M's)
  • Raisins
  • Chopped dried apricots
  • Almond brickle chips
  • Banana chips
  • Chopped candied cherries
  • Small gumdrop candies
  • Miniature marshmallows

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 degrees for glass dish).
  • In 9x13 inch baking pan, melt margarine in oven. Sprinkle crumbs over margarine; pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs. Sprinkle with chips, then coconut and nuts; press down firm.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Chill thoroughly.
  • Cut into bars. Store covered at room temperature.

Notes

This recipe is from one of my local, hometown cookbooks. Tweak the recipe to your heart's content!

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