Merry Christmas! I have heard of the infamous Ice Storm in 1998 where so many lost their power for three weeks. So when we were welcomed by this ice storm this week, we were all in shock to lose power. No heat, no electricity, not so much a welcome for Christmas.

This has been the first time that I have been on the internet in 5 days, so I am excited to share a recipe with you, I started to bake these right when the power came back on, or else they would have gone on the BBQ Grill! That is a whole other blog!

These really are named appropriately, they are magic. Everyone kept going back for second and third helpings. A layer of graham cracker crumbs, a layer of coconut, a layer of chocolate chips, a layer of nuts, so easy! This bar freezes well too!






  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup sweetened or unsweetened flaked or shredded coconut
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 - 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place the rack in the center of the oven. Lightly butter or spray with a non stick cooking spray a 9 x 9 inch square baking pan.
  2. Melt the butter and pour it evenly over the bottom of your pan.
  3. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs evenly over the butter.
  4. Sprinkle the coconut over the crumbs. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the coconut. Sprinkle the nuts over the chocolate chips.
  5. Finally, drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over all the ingredients. Do not mix the ingredients together, just layer them.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle of the squares comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator. These bars can be frozen.
  8. Makes about 16 - 2 inch squares.
  9. recipe adapted from Joy of Baking
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  • Beats For Sale

    great recipe i cant wait to try it out!

    • nettiemoore11

      Enjoy Kenny! Nettie

  • Adrienne @ Whole New Mom

    We got hit here too. We’re in MI. LOVE magic bars but will have to make them dairy and sugar free.

    • nettiemoore11

      Stay warm, would love to see your recipe for sugar free and dairy free! Nettie

  • Elizabeth

    Yum!! I have to ask what may be a dumb question — are graham cracker crumbs just graham crackers, smashed? Or can you actually buy crumbs? Thank you!

    • nettiemoore11

      Hi Elizabeth,
      I just crush graham crackers in a cuisinart, or you can buy the crumbs already made in the supermarket. Nettie

  • Cheryl

    My grandmother used to make these when I was a kid. I started making them for my family. The only difference is we added butterscotch chips too. They are AWESOME!

    • nettiemoore11

      Dear Cheryl,

      I have to add the butterscotch chips next time, I bet that adds a wonderful flavor! Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year! Nettie

  • organizedisland

    These magic bars look amazing! Going to have to try these! Stopping by from the Sharefest! Happy New Year!

    • nettiemoore11

      Happy New Year! Enjoy! Nettie

  • Ann

    My grandmother made these every year for Christmas. Such sweet memories! Yours look mouthwatering, Nettie!!

    • nettiemoore11

      AWW such lovely memories, thank you for sharing Ann! Nettie