Magic Cookie Bars

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Serves: 24
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Cooking Method: Convection Oven


4 Tbsp butter, melted
1 c graham cracker crumbs
1 c walnuts or pecans, chopped (i use pecans)
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1 c coconut, shredded
14 oz fat-free sweetened condensed milk (1 can)

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Victoria Wilson Recipe
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Justin, TX (pop. 3,246)
Member Since Feb 2011
Victoria's notes for this recipe:
Was looking for a dessert recipe for the holidays, lower in sugar. These fit the bill. They're easy to make and they taste scrumptious.

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Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan with foil, extending foil over pan's edges. Put butter in the pan and place in oven for about 5 minutes, or until butter melts. Tilt pan to coat evenly. Sprinkle with crushed graham crackers; layer with nuts, chocolate chips and coconut. Drizzle with fat-free sweetened condensed milk.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool in pan, on a wire rack, for 15 minutes. Use foil to lift from pan and then cut into bars (I used my pizza rolling cutter for this). Let cool completely.
Serving size - 1 bar

Nutrition facts: Calories-170; Protein (gm) 3; Carbs (gm) 20; Fat, total (gm) 9; Saturated fat (gm) 4; Dietary Fiber, total (gm) 1.


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user Karla Everett Karla59 - Dec 31, 2011
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user Victoria Meyers BearShirt - Dec 31, 2011
I remember this recipe from way way back! Mom mom clipped it out of a magazine and made it a couple times a year- delicious! I wonder if I can adapt it to be GFCF...hmmmm
user Peggy Hartnett cliffysmom - Mar 13, 2012
These are wonderful, but I don't get the "lower in sugar" comment. The fat-free sweetened condensed milk is almost pure sugar, and the graham crackers and chocolate chips also have sugar in them. What am I missing?
user Victoria Wilson vickybeads - Jul 19, 2012
Hi Peggy, It should have been "lower in fat", not sugar. Sorry. From Fitness Magazine:

Healthy Savings: We cut 24 calories and 4 g fat (3 g saturated).

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