Chocolate Magic Bars

It is way beyond me that something this easy is so good!  And for the life of me I should not keep any of these ingredients on hand.  I honestly could eat the entire pan by myself and almost did last night but GI Joe saved the day and he ate the other half!

Yesterday was one of those days that you just want to stay curled up in a blanket by the fire.  It was quite cold and rainy. I just wanted to stay home, but I had shopping to do.   My niece, that is in pharmacy school, is getting married in June and next Saturday she is having her first wedding shower in Savannah.  We picked up her gift and wouldn’t you know it they had Lenox Butler’s Pantry on sale.  I have wanted it since the first day I set my eyes on it.  Yes, I bought  eight place settings and three serving pieces.  Now if you know someone who wants Vintage Vine in beige, please let me know.  I really need to unload it!  GI Joe said,”Well, Happy Anniversary, Valentine’s Day and Birthday!”  It is so worth it though.

Since having a light dinner last night, I really wanted to go to downtown Villa Rica to Gabe’s.  Their Bread Pudding is the best.  Not wanting to venture out in the rain and cold,  I stood in front of the pantry with the  door open and all I saw was  sweetened condensed milk and semisweet chocolate pieces.  I told myself not to make those bad Chocolate Magic Bars, but myself did not listen. 

At 9:30 they were in the oven.  While they were baking GI Joe and I played PW’s Smarty Pants Word Game.  What nerds!! Out of the oven in 25 minutes and the fight for the pan began.

This recipe is great for beginner cooks  It is easy, quick and good to the last crumb.  Open the pantry now I’ll bet you have all of the ingredients.  In fifteen minutes you can have these in the oven.  Eat them while their hot right out of the pan.  The chocolate will be hot and gooey, the toasted pecans crunchy. the coconut sweet and the cracker crust buttery!

Check out the photos on a previous post  Fruitcake Bars.  It is the same recipe.  Just replace the fruit with chocolate.  Easy as magic.

Chocolate Magic Bars

  • 1 stick of butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 1/3 cups (3 1/2 oz) flaked coconut
  • 1 15 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

Pour melted butter or margarine onto the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch pan.  Sprinkle crumbs evenly over melted butter or margarine.  Sprinkle chopped nuts evenly over crumbs.  Scatter chocolate morsels over nuts.  Sprinkle coconut evenly over chocolate morsels.  Pour sweetened condensed melt evenly over coconut.  Bake in a moderate oven  350 degrees for 25 minutes or until lightly browned on top.  If you are using a dark or a glass pan lower the temperature by 25 degrees.  Cool in the pan for 15 minutes.  Cut into bars.

Enjoy,

The Teacher Cooks

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71 responses to “Chocolate Magic Bars

  1. Hi there! I happened here from Dine and Dish. I was paired with you for the Adopt a Blogger program and wanted to say hello. Looking forward to reading through your posts and sharing insights with you! Please shoot me an email when you have a moment.

  2. my mother in law makes these – theyre incredible. she calls them hello dollies. :)

  3. GI Joe sounds like my husband. When we bought my professional Kitchen Aid Mixer, he said Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas! Too funny! I have always wanted to make the magic bars from the recipe on the back of the can but never have. I know I would love it but my butt would not! Maybe I should make them for the kids, I can try to stay away from the pan but it probably will not happen.

  4. Always one of my favorites, reminds of the holidays too.

  5. Linda Stagner

    I’ve made these for years and they are so good!!!! My son’s favorite.

    • Jennifer

      my class made these, except we called them 7 layer bars and added butterscotch chips to the rest of the ingredients.
      Even students who swore they didn’t like coconut or butterscotch had 2nds and 3rds!

  6. Great old school recipe, yum!

  7. These look great! I used to make something similar with peanut butter chips rather than coconut – I love how something this easy can be so delicious!

  8. Oh yeah! Hello Dollies. Can anything be more delicious? (wish I had those ingredients in MY house right now!)
    Fruit would be good too, but not as good as chocolate. ;)

  9. yes, i also (intimately) know these beauties as hello dollies, and they are AMAZING. i certainly can’t be left alone in a room with an entire pan of them, for it’ll vanish in no time. :)

  10. So I usually don’t like nuts or coconut but…..wow these bars are good!

  11. tinnia adams

    that looks good!!!!!

  12. Levi Atkinson

    I’m not a fan of chocolate at all, but these Chocolate Magic Bars look delicious they catch your eye off first glance. I’d love to sample one of the bars myself. Outstanding job to the cook

  13. Brittany M. 1st block

    Looks like a great recipe and cant wait to try them for the holidays.

  14. KatyBurger

    I learned if you are using a dark metal or glass pan you should lower the temperature by 25 degrees.

  15. Brittany M. 1st block

    Didn’t know that you could mix such a combination together of choclate, pecans, and coucnut.

  16. megan w

    I didn’t know that you would just sprinkle everything on top of each other.

  17. kristin 1st

    I learned that you have to lower the temp. by 25 degreees if you are using a glass pan.

  18. Rachel Carvalho

    I didn’t know you used coconut on the top of chocolate bars – good idea, though! :)

  19. Brett

    i learned that this is the same recipe as the fruitcake bars, except replacing the fruit with chocolate

  20. Mandi 1st

    I learned that if you use a glass pan you should lower the temperature by 25 degrees!

  21. Jessica Turner

    I didnt know you could use a darker pan top lower the temperature

  22. Nicole

    I learned that if you are using a dark or glass pan, you need to lower the temperature by 25 degrees.

  23. Heather

    I learned that the temperature will be different because of the size and color of your baking pan.

  24. Kateca F.

    My only question could you substitute the coconuts for something else?

  25. bethanie

    This looks really good. I didnt know that there was coconut in this.

  26. Haley V.

    I learned that the best time to eat them is right out of the oven. That way, the chocolate is still hot and gooey.

  27. Jessica Headen

    This is similar to the candied fruit bars, but using chocolate instead. Sounds good.

  28. Lucinda Hertlen

    I learned that if you are using a dark or glassed pan you have to lower the temperature by 25 degrees.

  29. ladd morgan

    I learned you call your husband GI Joe…. that’s just precious!

  30. avery 1st

    i think this is the perfect recipe but i could go without the coconut.

  31. Kayla Daniels

    I learned that you can use coconut flakes in magic bars.

  32. Kamron Munch

    I learned that the candied fruit in the last recipe is substituted with chocolate for this recipe.

  33. KhaMaria Jones

    if you use a dark pan you should lower the temperature.

  34. Mariama Jallow

    i love that theres an alternate recipe for chocolate lovers! i learned that if i use a dark pan i should lower the temperature by 25degrees

  35. Chase DuCharme

    I learned that you should either higher or lower the temperatrue depending on what color you pan is and how big it is.

  36. LeKeitha2nd

    If you are using a glass pan it’s best to lower the temp by 25 degrees

  37. Jenna Hanson

    I learned that if you’re using a dark pan then you should lower the temperature by 25 degrees.

  38. Mallori 2nd.

    i learned that if your using a glass pan you need to chill 25 degrees temp.

  39. Abigail Kremer

    I didn’t know that you had to use a different type of milk for these bars.

  40. alaina blackstock

    i learned that if you are using a dark or a glass pan you lower the temperature by 25 degrees.

  41. Olivia Jarriel

    I learned that if you eat the bars when they come out of the oven, they will taste better

  42. ronda

    i had these before…they look really good

  43. BrittanyJ

    I learned you have to lower the cooking temperature of the oven when you bake them in a glass or dark pan.

  44. kelsey reid

    i learned you should lower the temperature if you use a glass pan.

  45. Austin Whiteley

    I didn’t know that you would just sprinkle everything on top of everything else!!!

  46. miya dixon 1st period

    these look so quick to make and fun to teach someone to bake

  47. jamal 1st pd

    I learned that if a dark pan is used you lower the temperature by 25 degrees

  48. Savoi G.

    I learned that if you are cooking in a dark pan you should lower the temperature by 25 degrees.

  49. Denisse

    i learned that if you use a dark pan you have to reduce the temperature by 25 degrees!.

  50. Adam

    I learned that this recipe is easy and great for beginner cooks. It’s calling my name.

  51. shiya hargrow

    the bars look great i think that this year we should have done this recipe

  52. Leka Labat

    I didn’t know that you had to use a different type of milk for these bars.

  53. Andrew E.

    I learned that chocolate and coconut have a very blending taste too it :)

  54. Myah Edwards(:*

    I learned that you have to lower the temperature by 25 degrees if you are using a glass pan.

  55. Kaytlyn 2nd

    i learned if you use different type pans you have to lower or higher the temperature.

  56. candiace h.

    Oh my gosh! I absolutly love this recipe. I have actually made this before for my Mom and Dad. Its my favorite desert to make all around. My family loves when I make it and they scarf it down like its going out of style! :)

  57. Kaitlyn C

    i learned that , if you are using a dark or a glass pan you should lower the temp by 25 degrees

  58. amber w

    This looks amazing! I learned to make sure that you lower the temperature by 25 degrees when using a glass pan. It also looks really simple and fast.

  59. Summer

    i learned that, depeneding on the pan you use (color and size), you will have to change the temperature when baking.

  60. jessica v

    this is the exact same recipe as the fruit cake, just subbing the fruit with chocolate

  61. Alison C*

    I never would have thought to put pecans, chocolate, and coconut together. and the temperature change in different pans, I always seem to forget about this.

  62. gabby c. 1st per.;2nd sem.

    Chocolate bars would be a hit in my house everyone loves nuts and chocolate, so if they can have both that would make their day. I’m not to good with baking but my sister is so she’ll have to be the one that makes these bars.

  63. Lindsey Harley, 2nd block

    I learned that this treat is very simple and quick to make and that the different pan size and color determines the temperature and time you cook them for.

  64. lauren bowman

    i learned that if you use a dark or a glass pan lower the temperature by 25 degrees.

  65. ashton kell

    i learned its good to eat this hot and right out of the oven

  66. Chelsea Gray

    These should be served while the chocolate is still warm and gooey for the best taste bud satisfaction.

  67. melissa cuevas

    i learned that this is the same recipe as the fruitcake bars! except you just substitute it with chocolate

  68. Patrick Hogan

    i learned that if you’re using a dark metal or glass pan you need to lower the temperature

  69. Brooke H

    i learned that there is coconut in this, but i would probably leave the coconut out.

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