Thursday, August 20, 2015

Magic Cookie Bars

Have y'all ever had a Magic Cookie Bar?

Well..hard as it may be to believe, I have not. Nope. Not even a taste. And yes, I do live in America!

It all comes down to the coconut. So, when I was about 9 or 10, I filled up a Tupperware cup with that beautiful, white fluffy stuff. And..I ate it..all! Oh me..I totally "got foundered" on it! 

So here I am forty years later and I think the fog is lifting. This is where those Magic Bars come in. I made 'em. I love 'em. I want some more of 'em!

I was at Wally World last week picking up necessities in the baking aisle. You know, dipping chocolate, baking chips, corn syrup..and then as I was picking up a new supply of condensed milk, I spotted something new!

Eagle Brand has made two limited edition flavors. Caramel and chocolate! I was going to share a link with you, but I can't find anything online. Not even on Eagle Brand's site. So run, do not walk to your nearest Wal-mart today!

Ok. Now let's make something good.
Salted Caramel Magic Cookie Bars.

Lots of yumminess going into our bars!
I tasted this right out of the can and it reminds me of a butterscotch pudding my Mom used to make. Mmmm..
Just put the graham crackers in a gallon size baggie and use a rolling pin to finely crush them..the easy way.

Melt butter and mix with crushed crackers.
Press cracker mixture in prepared pan to form the cookie crust. Sprinkle baking chips, pecans and coconut over crust. Pour warmed caramel condensed milk evenly over mixture.
Oh. My. Goodness.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until nicely browned. Sprinkle on sea salt.

Voila! Salted Caramel Magic Cookie Bars!
Salted Caramel Magic Cookie Bars

2 cups crushed graham crackers (14 full sheets)
10 1/2 tablespoons butter (melted)
2 cups (12 oz) dark chocolate chunks (i used Whole Food's 365)
1 bag (11 oz) butterscotch chips
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut (i used Baker's Angel Flake)
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
1 can Eagle Brand caramel sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt flakes (i used Maldon)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place the unopened can of condensed milk in hot water. This will make it easier to pour. 
Line 13x9 baking pan with parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray.

Stir melted butter into crushed graham crackers. Press into prepared pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chunks, butterscotch chips, pecans and coconut over crust. Pour condensed milk evenly over mixture.

Bake @ 350 degrees 25-30 minutes until nicely browned.
Sprinkle on the salt flakes.

Let cool before cutting..if you can!

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Sweet thoughts, Karen   :o)

Monday, August 10, 2015

Happy National S'mores Day~S'mores Pops From the Archives

Happy National S'mores Day!

I can't believe it's been 3 years since I made these!

I had such fun with these cute little Teddy Grahams..they're so yummy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sweet thoughts, Karen