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Magic Cookie Bars with Condensed Coconut Milk

Magic Cookie Bars are a rich and gooey dessert that is also gluten-free. This is a simple recipe to throw together with only 6 ingredients.

Have you ever tried a magic cookie bar? The first time I tried one was this year, haha! Why did I wait so long, these are an unbelievably delicious treat! The combination of walnuts, chocolate, and coconut all in gooey coconut condensed milk is heavenly! I used almond flour for a base to keep them gluten-free. 

Last week I was at sprouts market looking for flour but of course, had no luck, it seems like everyone has picked up baking during the quarantine. However, while I was browsing the baking aside for flour and I stumbled across condensed coconut milk, I had to grab it! It has the same exact texture and sweetness as regular condensed milk.

How to make Magic Cookie Bars 

To make Magic Cookie Bars you will need to start with the bottom layer. There is no mixing involved you will pour everything into your 9-inch square baking pan. I recommend lining it with parchment paper for easy removal. magic cookie bars

Recipe Variations 

Magic cookie bars can have simple ingredient swaps, here are some below.

Chopped Walnuts: these add a nice crunch to the bars, you can add as little or as much as you like. They also can be swapped out for chopped pecans.

Chocolate chips: You can use semi-sweet or dark chocolate. 

Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk: Once all ingredients are layered you will pour a can of sweetened condensed milk on top. If you can not find sweetened condensed coconut milk, regular sweetened condensed milk will work great too. 

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Yield: 9-10 bars

Magic Cookie Bars with Condensed Coconut Milk

Magic Cookie Bars with Condensed Coconut Milk

Magic Cookie Bars are a rich and gooey dessert that is also gluten-free. This is a simple recipe to throw together with only 6 ingredients.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick) vegan or regular
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup coconut shreds
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 12 oz can sweetened condensed coconut milk ( can sub for sweetened condensed milk)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Pour melted butter into your baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle in almond flour and lightly press down with the back of a cup into an even layer.
  4. Sprinkle coconut shreds evenly over the almond flour layer, followed by the walnuts and chocolate chips.
  5. Pour sweetened condensed coconut milk evenly over the top.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until edges are golden brown and middle is set.
  7. Allow to cool completely before serving, you can speed this process up by placing them in the fridge or freezer. Enjoy!

Notes

Store bars in the fridge or freezer.

4 thoughts on “Magic Cookie Bars with Condensed Coconut Milk

  1. I’m sorry, I made these and was so bummed. The flour was still dry which ruined them. The top part was ok but not if they turn out like this every time, I’m not going to take a chance. Your recipe said to add a lot of flour. I will have to give it one more time. They look so yummy. Thank you

    1. Hey Toni! Not sure why that happened to you! Are you using almond flour? My tip would be to evenly disperse butter on top of the almond flour. These typically our more of a moist dessert! Let me know if you have any questions !?

      1. Hello Kay. I have not made this recipe yet but the last time I baked magic bars with sweetened condensed coconut milk everything seemed extra gooey and didn’t solidify enough. Would you recommend skimming the coconut oil off the top in this case?

        1. Hey!!! Okay so yes, your right they are very gooey!! We actually store them
          I’m the freezer and they taste so good out of freezer!!! I haven’t tried skimming the oil off the top!!!

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