Saturday, May 12, 2012

7 Layer Bars Recipe

7 Layer Bars
photo by Danica Staples

The recipe for Seven Layer Bars is a family favorite. We made it a habit to include these cookie bars on camping trips, but they make a popular dessert for any occasion.

How to Make 7 Layer Bars

  • 1 stick or 1 cup (113 g) of butter
  • 1 1/2 cup (135 g) graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/3 cup (120 g) shredded coconut
  • 6 oz. (168 g) package butterscotch chips
  • 6 oz. (168 g) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 oz. can (396 g) of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup (150 g) chopped walnuts or pecans
  1. Melt the butter in a 9 x 13 x 2" (32.5 x 23 x 5 cm) pan.
  2. Press the graham cracker crumbs into the butter evenly to make the crust.
  3. Sprinkle the coconut over the graham cracker crust.
  4. Sprinkle the butterscotch chips and then the semi-sweet chocolate chips over the coconut.
  5. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the chips.
  6. Sprinkle the nuts over the sweetened condensed milk.
  7. Press down and bake at 350*F (180*C) for 30 minutes.
  8. Cool on a wire rack and cut into rectangles or squares. Makes 24 bars.
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