Chocolate and Coconut Magic Bars

I grew up eating these. They are a sophisticated bar that combines chocolate chips and toasted coconut into an easy and delicious treat. I have seen these bars at bakery/sandwich shops for $2.99 apiece. You can make your own for much less and they are super simple.

Chocolate and Coconut Magic Bars Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. • 1 ½ cups of Graham cracker crumbs
  2. • A stick of butter
  3. • Condensed sweetened milk
  4. • A bag of Chocolate chips (I like milk chocolate although my mom’s recipe calls for semi sweet)
  5. • Walnuts (you can use pecans if so inclined)
  6. • Shredded coconut (I use a whole bag because I love it)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted stick of butter into a 13x9 inch pan. Press the mixture so it evenly covers the bottom of the pan forming a crust.
  2. Pour the can of milk over the crust and spread it evenly. Layer the chips, coconut, and nuts. I layer twice making sure the last is more coconut. You can add butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips too if you want to get crazy.
  3. Press lightly down on all of this, compacting all of the layers. This helps it set up, so it is more like a bar when slicing. Cook for 25-35 minutes. Should be light brown and bubbly, not too dark brown so keep an eye on it. Let it cool before cutting.
  4. Note: Because of the milk, it can be a bear to clean the pan sometimes. I will get the aluminum throw away pans and use these for a no fuss and no mess clean up.
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