13 January 2011

magic cookie bars




















this is a recipe that comes from our dear, sweet, loving mom. (did i get extra points, mom?) growing up, she always made the best food, be it baking or cooking! she's the one who really taught us how to be creative in the kitchen. and she learned from her mom, who was a perfectionist when it came to recipe creations! so you could say that our love of good food comes naturally. this recipe is so simple yet so delicious. the last time i made it, however, i decided to experiment a little with some extra flavors. the result was delicious...and i dare say there is a little extra magic in these magic cookie bars! ;)

for the graham cracker crust:

1 1/2 inner packages graham crackers, crumbled
1 1/4 cubes butter, melted
pour butter into 9x13 inch pan. add graham crackers and blend with fork. use fork to press into crust along the bottom and partially up the sides of the pan.

Sprinkle with:
1 cup milk chocolate chips (you could use semi sweet, but i'm a milk kind of girl)
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup pecans
1 1/2 cups coconut

pour over 1 can sweetened condensed milk evenly over top
drizzle over the top with 1/2 jar of good quality caramel ice cream topping

bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until rich and golden brown along all the edges and the center is bubbling. (make sure they're done! you want the evaporated milk to really cook and get caramelized!)



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