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Week 23: Seven Layer Bars (Minnesota)

Seven layer bars contain a graham cracker base. Then it's topped with chocolate, butterscotch chip, coconut, and a nut layer. Then, finally, drizzle condensed milk over the bars and bake!

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These bars go by many names. They are called seven layer bars, magic bars, coconut dream bars, and many other names.

Some people don't like butterscotch chips, and you are welcome to substitute caramel bits, Reese pieces, or even toffee bits. They all taste great!

Many recipes call for chilling your bars for 1 hour, but I simply pop my bars in the freezer for 20 minutes, and they are perfect for serving. Not only do they hold their shape, the chocolate still is gooey.

I definitely recommend making these seven layer bars. Not only can they be customizable, but they are also absolutely delicious. This is perfect for potlucks and gatherings because it's easy to make and serve. Trust me, you will not want to stop eating these seven layer bars! They are everything you want in a dessert.


|Level: 👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 45 minutes|Serves: 16|



  • 2 cups crushed graham cracker

  • 1/2 cup melted butter

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

  • 1 cup pecans, walnuts, or almonds

  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

  • 1 can condensed milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a small bowl, mix the crushed graham crackers and melted butter together. Pour into a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

  3. Add the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, nuts of choice, and coconut. Then drizzle the condensed milk over the top of your seven layer bars.

  4. Bake for 30 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Chill for 20 minutes in the freezer and then serve immediately.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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