Recipes For Magic Cookie Bars

While I love all baked goods, each Christmas there is one I look forward to more than anything else.  It’s the last one I bake (for fear I will eat it all before it ends up on platters for friends and family).  It is the wonderful, fabulous, magical Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bar.

Magic Cookie Bar Recipe Collection

It is so easy to make.  For most versions of it, you don’t need a bowl, heck, you don’t even need a spoon!  Let me repeat, NO BOWL IS NEEDED.  Seriously people, that is magic if I’ve ever seen it.    They are so delicious, with such a fabulous blend of flavors and textures.

Caramel Magic Cookie Bar Recipe

Caramel Pretzel Magic Cookie Bars by Love From The Oven

They are incredibly flexible and you can make them with an endless combination of ingredients.   I could seriously take down a pan with a fork (and if backed into a corner, I could do it without the fork – hey, just keeping it real here).

Peanut Butter Cup Seven Layer Bars

Peanut Butter Cup Magic Cookie Bars by Love From The Oven

So what is a magic cookie, or seven layer bar?  I think it’s one of those things that is pretty flexible as to what the ingredients are.  For me personally there are a few things that I think are essential to a magic cookie bar.  There is a crust, usually made from graham cracker or cookie crumbs and butter.  Sometimes the crust is even made with cake mix.  There are flavorful items such as chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, nuts, candy, candy bars, coconut, you name it, that really help create the flavor combo.  And then there is the sweetened condensed milk that sort of holds it all together.

Cookies And Cream Magic Cookie Bar Recipe

Cookies & Cream Magic Cookie Bars by Love From The Oven

I almost always make my seven layer bars with coconut.  I have friends and family who have always been hesitant to try them because they “don’t like coconut”.  Funny thing, once any of them have tried them, they’ve loved them, much to their own surprise.  So if you’ve never tried a magic cookie ore seven layer bar, you will probably come across one at some point this holiday season.  Give it a try. A polite bite as I tell my girls.  You just may be shocked at the absolute deliciousness you’ve been missing out on.

Cinnamon Sugar Magic Cookie Bar Recipe

Cinnamon Sugar White Chocolate Crunch Bars by Life, Love & Sugar

I’ve shared quite a few Magic Cookie Bar recipes here, and even did a week of magic cookie bar recipes last year, but there are so many amazing variations on them that I figured it was time for a Magic Cookie Bar Recipe Collection and take a look at some of the amazing magic cookie bars and seven layer bars from other bakers and bloggers!  You might want to grab a fork and probably swap your skinny jeans for some yoga pants as we dig in to some of the best magic cookie bar recipes around the web!

Recipes For Magic Cookie Bars

Peanut Butter Smore Magic Cookie Bars

Peanut Butter Smore 7 Layer Bars by Sally’s Baking Addiction

So let’s do this thing.  Bring on the magic cookie bars!   Check out the amazing, delicious, yummy, sweet and downright decadent magic cookie and seven layer bars that bakers and bloggers around the web have shared.   Don’t worry, drooling is totally normal.

Christmas 7 Layer Bars

Christmas Magic Cookie Bars by Love From The Oven

Candy Cane Magic Cookie Bar Recipe

Oreo Candy Cane Magic Cookie Bars by Love From The Oven

Holiday Magic Cookie Bar Recipe

Holiday Magic Cookie Bars by Love From The Oven

 

Monster Magic Cookie Bar Recipe

Monster Magic Cookie Bars by Something Swanky

Gingersnap Cookie Bar Recipe

Gingersnap Magic Cookie Bars by Nat’s Adventures In Baking

Pumpkin Magic Cookie Bar Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Magic Cookie Bars From Your Home Based Mom

Chocolate Peanut Butter 7 Layer Bars by The Domestic Rebel

Chocolate Peanut Butter 7 Layer Bars by The Domestic Rebel

Butterscotch Bar Recipe

Butterscotch Pecan Magic Bars by Crazy For Crust

Magic Cookie Bars

Magic Eight Bars from Averie Cooks

Caramel Seven Layer Bars

Caramel Snickers 7 Layers Bars by Sally’s Baking Addiction

Apple 7 Layer Bars

Apple Butterscotch 7 Layer Bars by Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Coconut Ginger 7 Layer Bars From Oh Nuts!

Coconut Ginger 7 Layer Bars From Oh Nuts!

Gluten Free Magic Cookie Bars

Gluten Free Luscious Layer Bars from Betty Crocker

Magic Smores Bars

7-Layer S’mores Bars by Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice

Peanut Butter And Jelly Magic Bar Recipe

Peanut Butter & Jelly 7-Layer Bars by The Domestic Rebel

Oreo Rolo Magic Cookie Bars From The Pastry Chef's Baking

Oreo Rolo Magic Cookie Bars From The Pastry Chef’s Baking

Coconut Magic Bars Recipe

Coconut Peanut Butter Magic Cake Bars by Averie Cooks

Milky Way Magic Bars from Wine & Glue

Milky Way Magic Bars from Wine & Glue

Cookie Butter Magic Bars from Wine & Glue

Cookie Butter Magic Bars from Wine & Glue

Candy Corn Magic Bars from Crazy For Crust

Candy Corn Magic Bars from Crazy For Crust

7 Layer Magic Bar Rice Krispies Treats by Mallow And Co.

7 Layer Magic Bar Rice Krispies Treats by Mallow And Co.

Coconut Creme Kisses Chocolate Bars from Roxana's Home Baking

Coconut Creme Kisses Chocolate Bars from Roxana’s Home Baking

Chocolate Mint Seven Layer Bars by The Domestic Rebel

Chocolate Mint Seven Layer Bars by The Domestic Rebel

Dude Food Magic Bars by Sugar Hero

Dude Food Magic Bars by Sugar Hero

Birthday Cake Seven Layer Bars by The Domestic Rebel

Birthday Cake Seven Layer Bars by The Domestic Rebel

Chunky Monkey Magic Bars by Beyond Frosting

Chunky Monkey Magic Bars by Beyond Frosting

Irish Cream Magic Bars By Sweet Twist Of Blogging

Irish Cream Magic Bars By Sweet Twist Of Blogging

Lemon Magic Cake Bars by Inside Bru Cruw Life

Lemon Magic Cake Bars by Inside Bru Cruw Life

Tropical Magic Bar Cookies From Barbara Bakes

Tropical Magic Bar Cookies From Barbara Bakes

In case this isn’t quite enough for you, I also have an entire board on Pinterest devoted to Magic Cookie Bars.  Mmmm.

I have a new magic cookie bar recipe later this week and there might even be a little giveaway from Eagle Brand that looks a little something like this, so stay tuned!

KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway

 

 

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  1. Julie Wesolowski says

    I just wanted to comment…. I made the Candy Cane Magic Cookie Bars and the Pretzel Crunch ones….. and they were both OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!! THANK YOU CHRISTI for sharing your recipes for all of these…. I am going to try the Snickers one next, and I will be putting my ‘skinny’ jeans away!!! haha!
    Merry Christmas~

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