MAGIC COOKIE BARS with loads of variations
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***
Quick cooking oats
Peanut butter flavored chips
Butterscotch flavored chips
Plain multi-colored candy-coated chocolate pieces (M&M's)
Chopped dried apricots
Almond brickle chips
Chopped candied cherries
Small gumdrop candies
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.
Pairs Well With
This recipe is from one of my local, hometown cookbooks. Tweak the recipe to your heart's content!