Magic Cookie Bars

READY IN: 40mins
Top Review by MKA from Cincy

My husband says it's not Christmas if I don't make these awesome cookies. I've even added dried cranberries to mine, too. Thanks for posting - I never remember how long to bake them!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350° (325° for glass dish).
  2. In 13 x 9-inch baking pan, melt margarine in oven.
  3. Sprinkle crumbs over margarine; pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs.
  4. Layer evenly with remaining ingredients; press down firmly.
  5. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned, cool.
  6. Chill if desired.
  7. Cut into bars.
  8. Store loosely covered at room temperature.
  9. Variations; 7-Layer Magic Cookie Bars: Substitute 1 cup (6 ounces) butterscotch flavored chips for 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and proceed as directed above.
  10. Peanut butter flavored chips or white chocolate chips may be substituted for butterscotch flavored chips.
  11. Magic Peanut Cookie Bars: Substitute 2 cups (about 3/4 pound) chocolate-covered peanuts for semi-sweet chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
  12. Magic Rainbow Cookie Bars: Substitute 2 cups plain candy-coated chocolate candies for semi-sweet chocolate chips.

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