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Seven-Layer Bars

Seven-Layer BarsThis is a recipe for the basic Seven-Layer Bars. Also called Magic Bars, these rich and deliciuos delights are consisted of a graham cracker base and topped with a combination of nuts, chocolate chips, and coconut, and held together by sweetened condensed milk. Seven-Layer Bars are very quick and easy to make, no need for mixing equipment and complicated baking techniques. Just simply dump everything in a dish and bake!  Aside from walnuts, cashew, peanuts and other nuts, or a combination of nuts, can be used. Here is an easy dessert recipe for Seven-Layer Bars.

Ingredients:

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 stick unsalted butter (melted)
9 graham crackers (5 ounces), crushed
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup white chocolate chips
½ cup butterscotch chips
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

Procedures:

Pre-heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the lower-middle position. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with non-stick spray and line it with two overlapping pieces of parchment paper with a bit of overhang on the sides to make lifting the bars out of the pan easier. Als spray the paper with non-stick spray.

On a baking sheet, spread the coconut flakes and bake until they start to brown. Keep an eye on the coconut as it can easily burn. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine melted butter with graham cracker crumbs until evenly distributed. Press the crumbs evenly onto the bottom of the prepared pan.

Layer the other other indgredients over the graham crust in this order: walnuts, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and toasted coconut. Pour the condensed milk evenly over the entire dish.

Bake until the top is golden brown, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack to room temperature, about 2 hours.

To remove the bars from the pan, simply pull the parchment overhang and transfer to a cutting board. Using a sharp knife or bench cutter, cut into 2 by 3-inch bars.

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