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Abracadabra Magic Cookie Bars


Magician or not? You can skip the magic wand and pull out your favorite spoon for this super easy and most delicious Magic Cookie Bars recipe. There’s no need to be a magician to feel like you’re creating magic this summer. You’ll be creating magic greatness just by using only 6 ingredients for the coconut and chocolate lovers in your life. The best part is pulling back the curtain and catching your friends and family sneaking bites!

Easy Peasy Pleasy Tips

  • Heading to friends or family this summer…Bake in an aluminum pan so there’s no need to clean or bring home a baking dish.
  • No throw-away pan, no problem. Line a glass baking dish with parchment paper for easy removal. Make sure the parchment paper hangs over the sides to make lifting these Magic Cookie Bars out easily. Cut and package in your favorite toss-away container.
  • Short on time? Mix up a batch of Magic Cookie Bars a day or 2 ahead of time, and they will still be delicious on the event day.
  • The original recipe calls for semi-sweet chocolate chips, but I went straight for the milk chocolate chips. Pick your favorite flavor of chocolate. Semi-sweet, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate are all great combinations with coconut.

More Sweet Recipes Perfect for Summer

Honey Bun Cake
Strawberry Pie
Kid’s Trail Mix
Monkey Bread
Strawberry Gooey Cake

Magic Cookie Bars


  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup Graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/3 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 degrees for glass dish). Coat 13×9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine Graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the pressed crumb mixture. Layer evenly with chocolate chips, coconut, and nuts. Press down firmly. Bake 25-30 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Loosen from the sides of the pan while still warm and let cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store, covered, at room temperature.


Thank you to Courtney Young for this great Magic Cookie Bars Recipe. There are over 800 recipes in the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.

For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.

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Well-known Arkansas food writer and recipe creator Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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