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Magic Cookie Bars (using peanut butter chips)

Magic Cookie Bars with peanut butter chips

Magic Cookie Bars with Peanut Butter Chips (Artsy photo attempt :P)

You’re probably seen this recipe before, used by an auntie or grandmother back in the day. It’s a tried and true one, but sometimes needs a bit of a changeup. For example, I’m not overly fond of coconut, so I’d probably either use less or none at all for a nice variation. And, here we used peanut butter chips instead of semisweet chocolate chips.

Ingredients:

  • No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 cups (12 oz. pkg.) peanut butter chips
  • 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Directions:

  1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. COMBINE graham cracker crumbs and butter in small bowl. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture. Layer evenly with chocolate chips, coconut and nuts. Press down firmly with fork.
  3. BAKE 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Loosen from sides of pan while still warm; cool on wire rack. Cut into bars or diamonds.
  4. For perfectly cut cookie bars, line entire pan with foil, extending foil over edge of pan. Coat lightly with no-stick cooking spray. After bars have baked and cooled, lift up with edges of foil to remove from pan. Cut into individual bars.

I thoroughly advise using step 4. It’s a pain to try to cut out of the pan without the foil. Seriously.

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