Marissa C's Magic Cookie Bars, modified from
  • Cooking Time: 25
  • Servings: 20
  • Preparation Time: 15
  • (125 mL) - (113.4 grams) 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • (343 mL) - (12 grams) 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • (435 mL) 1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • (450 mL) - (450 grams) 2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels
  • (304 mL) - (300.6 grams) 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • (225 mL) - (450 grams) (16 ounces) 1 cup chopped nuts
  1. Heat oven to 350 (180 C) degrees F (325 degrees for glass dish).
  2. Coat 13x9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  3. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter.
  4. Press into bottom of prepared pan.
  5. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture.
  6. Layer evenly with chocolate chips, coconut and nuts.
  7. Press down firmly with a fork.
  8. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Cool.
  10. Cut into bars or diamonds.
  11. Store covered at room temperature.
Recipe Backstory: This is an old family recipe that my mom received from her Grandmother, Dodo. These Magic Cookie Bars are like heaven in a bar! They're soft & gooey & taste like magic! CHEMISTRY INFORMATION: The pure substances are water used to grow the coconut, or the salt in graham cracker crumbs. The homogeneous mixtures are condensed milk, chocolate morsels, graham cracker crumbs, & butter. The heterogeneous mixtures include the magic cookie bars themselves, the coconut before it was shredded, & the walnuts because they were from a living thing. The butter or margarine being melted, the nuts being chopped, & the graham crackers being crumbled are all physical changes. The magic cookie bars when browning slightly, & the digestion occurring within the cow before the milk was made are two chemical changes. Submitted by: "Marissa C."