7 Layer Bars (The Real Thing)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

After reading so many recipes on here for 7 Layer Bars, I decided to post my tried and true recipe for these delicious things. They are chewy and crisp and yummy and gooey. You will not be disappointed with these. They are my Christmas baking tradition because they are so darn easy to make. No mixing bowl!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350° degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Melt butter; pour into the bottom of a 9 by 12 baking pan.
  3. Pour graham cracker crumbs over butter; pat down.
  4. Add the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, pecans, and coconut in the order listed, sprinkling in an even layer.
  5. For the final layer, pour the can of sweetened condensed milk over the entire top.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes until top is nice and and golden.
  7. Cool completely and cut into bars.
  8. ** Tip:" I go to my local Dollar Tree store and buy the Aluminum sheet pans they have there. They are not quite 9X12 but something like 11 ½ x 2inches deep. They work wonderfully.


Most Helpful

I have had this recipe for more than 30 years and it is a staple at our house. I use whole graham crackers rather than crumbs...melt the margarine in the pan then line with graham crackers. It's very easy and comes out the same as if you used crumbs. This is very rich so cut small!

CraftyGinger December 08, 2009

Very good! I deleted the nuts, as I didn't have any. I added dried cherries from Trader Joe's and burned the crust a tad, but still it worked! Just what I needed on this snowy Minnesota night! Thanks so much!

kerrye December 11, 2010

This is our family's favorite!!!! I too make a little thicker crust so they are easier to carry and eat. Super YUMMY

tsa July 15, 2010

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