Food & Recipes

Magic Bars

by Rosemary Black

Magic Bars

Kid-Friendly RecipePrep time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 20 minutes
Yield: 2 dozen

* 1/2 cup unsalted butter
* 1 1/2 cups graham-cracker crumbs
* 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
* 1 cup chocolate chips
* 1 cup butterscotch chips
* 1/2 cup shredded coconut

1. Put the butter into a 9 by 13-inch pan and place pan in the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (The butter will melt as the oven preheats.)

2. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle the graham- cracker crumbs over the melted butter. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the crumbs. Sprinkle on the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and coconut. Press down carefully with a spatula. (The pan will be very hot.)

3. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool about 1 hour, then cut into small bars (they’re very rich!). Serve bars immediately or refrigerate.

Kid-Friendly RecipeHow kids can help: Unwrap butter; crush graham crackers; measure ingredients; sprinkle chips and coconut on top of condensed milk.
Per bar: 194 calories, 11g fat (7 g saturated), 64 mg sodium, 15 mg cholesterol.

Grocery list:

Graham crackers

1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk

8 ounces chocolate chips

8 ounces butterscotch chips

Shredded coconut, enough for 1/2 cup

From the pantry:

Unsalted butter