Cherry Magic Cookie Bars Recipe

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Cherry Magic Cookie Bars

deb baldwin


"A graham cracker crust is topped with chocolate chips, cherries and coconut in a chewy caramel layer."
Who could resist this?

I ran across this recipe on and just had to make this different version of the magic cookie bar.
Chocolate and cherries are my favorite.
After I made this, I had to take half of it out to the shop for the guys or I would have ate the whole thing.
Even the quys didn't turn their noses up at them and ate them all up, in one day. Eagle Brand (that makes the best sweetened condensed milk)

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10 Min


25 Min




1 1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs
1 stick
butter (melted)
(14 oz)can eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
6 oz
semi-sweet chocolate chips ( i add extra )
1 jar(s)
maraschino cherries, drained, patted dry and chopped
1 1/3 c
flaked coconut

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (325 for a glass baking pan)
In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and the butter, mix well.
Press crumb mixture firmly with your hands to the bottom of a well buttered 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
Pour 1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk over crumb mixture.
Layer evenly with the remaining ingredients (chocolate chips, chopped cherries, & coconut)
Press down firmly.
Pour the last 1/2 of sweetened condensed milk evenly over the last layer. This will help bind the ingredients together.
Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.
Cut into bars.
Store covered at room temperature.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #coconut, #bars, #cherries