7 layer bars

Regardless of how far away from home I am some foods transcend time zones and immediately bring me close to my family.

A few weeks ago for my birthday my Mom mailed me a batch of her amazing 7 Layer Bars – they are filled with chocolate and coconut and were literally the only thing I wanted for my birthday.

And although I prefer to eat them directly from the pan at my parents house in Massachusetts, I was perfectly content eating them straight from a UPS box on my couch instead.

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7 Layer Bars

  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • 1 Box of Graham Crackers
  • Unlimited quantity of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c Shredded Sweetened Coconut
  • 1/2 c Walnuts
  • 1 Can Condensed Milk
  • How to: Bring graham crackers to a crumb-like consistency (either by using a food processor or some other heavy smashing object) and layer in the bottom of a pan. Melt butter and pour over graham cracker crumbs forming the crust on the bottom of the pan. Add chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut on top of crust and cover with a can of condensed milk. Bake at 350* for 40 minutes. My Mom said to cut them into small squares, but I prefer to eat them straight from the pan on the couch.

What baked good takes you home instantly? What is your favorite ‘family’ recipe?



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15 responses to “7 layer bars

  1. Being from Louisiana, a big bowl of gumbo always reminds me of home…which is unfortunate, now that I’m a vegetarian!! 🙂

  2. oh my gosh my mom used to make those! so yummy. she called them magic cookie bars.

  3. A friend at my school used to make THE BEST 7 layer bars. He ruled the bakesales

  4. My mom’s lemon meringue pie. NO ONE makes it as good as her. 🙂

  5. we use a national panasonic food processor and this seems to be a bang for the buck,-“

  6. food processors can really shorten the time it takes for you to prepare home cooked meals ‘.:

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  8. Amanda

    I love this recipe and will be incorporating it in my Christmas baking! I have to ask though, what are the 7 layers? 🙂

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  10. I hate coconut, but somehow I LOVE 7 Layer bars. They are indeed…MAGICAL!
    Thanks for the recipe.

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