Holiday Bars…A Special Treat!
I remember making Holiday Bars at Christmas time. They’re very rich, so that’s about the only time we made them. Back in the day when I made a gazillion Christmas trays to deliver around the community, these were a regular on them. I actually haven’t made them in years. Maybe I need to rethink that. =)
I’m sorry I don’t have a picture for you, but here’s the recipe. They’re also called Magic Cookie Bars, but the amounts of ingredients and the order in which you layer them are slightly different than this recipe. This is the way I was taught to make them. I’m sure they’d still be good if you choose to alter it a bit.
This is a layer bar recipe and it’s “uber” simple.
Layer 1: Melt 1 1/2 sticks butter*, add 1 1/2 cups crush graham crackers, push into bottom of pan.
Layer 2: 1 1/2 cups coconut
Layer 3: 12 oz chocolate chips
Layer 4: 2 cups chopped pecans
Layer 5: Pour 1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk over the top, let it set for 5 minutes.
Bake 30 minutes at 325 degrees. Loosen around the edges. Cool completely (overnight).
Cut and enjoy! * The original recipe called for margarine. I no longer use margarine and substitute butter instead.
May the sweet spirit and memories of Christmas — old and new — be even sweeter than the holiday recipes you share this Christmas.