This was a hit with the Hubs. “What have you made ?” he said, tasting. “Holy
sh#*t Moly, these are good.” What about the diet?” ” Not to worry”, I said. “These are for friends, not us”. Weeping sounds. “OK, maybe you can have just one more”, I replied.
I have to admit that these Magic Bars are something special. The recipe has been around for a long time, but I had never heard about them before. Last Christmas David bought me a cookbook at the suggestion of one of my OBFFC (Oldest Best Friend From Childhood). Thanks Lyla! She suggested the Neiman Marcus Cookbook and it has some terrific recipes in it.
The Magic Bars are nothing more than a layer of buttered graham cracker crumbs, chocolate chips, shredded coconut and nuts. A can of sweetened condensed milk is drizzled over the top and they are baked until the chocolate is oozy and the crust is browned.
We are going out to dinner with a group of friends Sunday night to celebrate and they will each get a box of goodies. Happy Valentine’s Day.
MAGIC BARS (Adapted from The Neiman Marcus Cookbook)
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups coconut
1 cup chopped pecans, walnuts or peanuts
Preheat oven to 350 F (325 F if using glass pan)
Melt butter and mix with graham cracker crumbs. Pat mixture into a greased 13×9-inch baking dish.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over crust, then coconut, then nuts. Pour the condensed milk evenly over pan.
Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool before cutting.
Store in fridge, or cut into pieces and freeze.