Halloween Magic Cookie Bars

I love magic cookie bars. Hands down one of my all time favorite treats.  Ever.

Halloween Magic Cookie Bars

They are always the very last item I bake for the holidays, because they are the first to disappear.   They are so simple to pull together, no bowls for stirring, very little measuring, toss things into the pan, bake it and there you go.    Last year I even devoted an entire week to them here on the blog.   I have yet to make a Halloween version of a magic cookie bar, and when I saw these Halloween Chocolate Chips at the grocery store, I knew it was time.

Halloween Chocolate Chips

One of the things that I love about magic cookie bars, aside from being super easy, is that they are quite versatile.  You can make them as simple or as loaded with goodies as you like.

Halloween Recipes

I wanted to make these bars fun and colorful, so some Halloween Sixlets were brought into the mix.

Halloween Sixlets

Yep, those do the trick!   To keep with the color theme, I decided to use chocolate graham crackers, which I crush in my food processor.   I love chocolate graham crackers for giving a dark base, but it does alter the flavor some from typical graham crackers.  I find regular grahams give it a bit more of a salty taste, which is a nice balance, and the chocolate grahams are more sweet.    These are some mighty sweet bars.   :)   I always melt my butter in my oven while it’s preheating and I’m gathering my ingredients.

How to Make Magic Cookie Bars

Once the butter is melted it’s time for the graham cracker crumbs, followed by the sweetened condensed milk and coconut.

Magic Cookie Bars With Chocolate Crust

And lots of chocolate chips and Sixlets.

Sixlet Bars

Into the oven they go.  That’s it.  No mixing, no stirring, just pour and go.   You can truly use as few or as many chocolate chips and Sixlets as you want.   I went with a very generous amount.

Halloween Cookie Bars

Halloween Cookie Ideas

Halloween Magic Cookie Bars

Makes approximately 24 bars

Halloween Magic Cookie Bars

A sweet and easy cookie bar that's perfect for Halloween.


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, chocolate or regular
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup SweetWorks Sixlets in colors of your choice
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a 13x9" baking pan with foil. Spray lightly with non stick cooking spray.

Pour melted butter into your foil lined pan. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs evenly over butter and lightly press down with a fork to compact. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over butter and graham cracker layer. Sprinkle coconut over sweetened condensed milk. Sprinkle on chocolate chips, Sixlets, nuts and any other candies.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool. Cut into bars.

Adapted from Eagle Brand's Magic Cookie Bar Recipe.


If magic cookie bars are your thing, you have to check out some of these recipes…

Caramel Pretzel Magic Cookie Bars

Caramel Pretzel Magic Cookie Bars
Peanut Butter Cup Magic Cookie Bars

Peanut Butter Cup Magic Cookie Bars
Cookies & Cream Magic Cookie Bars

Cookies And Cream Magic Cookie Bars
Have a sweet day!


    • says

      I think some people have maybe used oatmeal, but in my opinion coconut is a big piece of what is a magic cookie bar, so it’s hard to picture what else to use. You could try just leaving it out and going really heavy with chocolate chips. Maybe some roughly crushed graham crackers? Coconut has that unique texture that’s a challenge to replicate.

      • Annette says

        Thanks Christi – I realize it would change the whole thing. I’ve just never gotten past the coconut taste/texture and was trying to think of a way to make the different combos. I really like the oatmeal idea. May play with that. thank you and best wishes.


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