Tuesday, December 30, 2008

a comforting holiday treat

last night i finally remade our favorite "magic cookie bars" or "seven layer bars", i never know what to call them. the first time i made these treats i used all vegan ingredients. they really needed the sweetened condensed milk to have the right consistency. soy milk made them soggy, but people were nice enough to eat them anyway. i think we did it right this time, because they were yummy.

if you want to make them here's what you'll need:
1/2 cup butter
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 14oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1 6oz. package of semi sweet chocolate morsels
3 1/2 oz. of flaked coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
1 6oz. package of butterscotch chips

here's what to do:
preheat your oven to 350 degrees
in 13 x 9 inch baking pan, melt the butter
sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs over the butter
pour the condensed milk evenly over the crumbs
top evenly with chocolate chips, coconut, crushed nuts (we used walnuts), and butterscotch
press down gently
bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned
cool thoroughly before cutting

the chopping and cutting took a while, but it was worth it. any recipes you'd like to share?

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