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cherry magic cookie bars

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
deb baldwin
blanchard, ID

"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)

(2 ratings)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cherry magic cookie bars

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

How To Make cherry magic cookie bars

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Cut into bars. Store covered at room temperature.