There’s a lot to love about “magic” layered cookie bars. You know, the variety of cookie-bar that’s topped with a chocolate and butterscotch chips, plus nuts, coconut and the requisite sweetened condensed milk atop a graham-cracker base. While I, too, love indulging in these sugar-bomb bars, I’m of the opinion they could benefit from a little salt and more crunch to really take them over the top.
And so I created the “magic” layered cookie bars of my dreams! They combine creamy peanut butter—in chip form and mixed with the condensed milk—with chocolate chips, big flakes of coconut and the addictive, salty crunch of potato chips. Sweet, salty, crunchy, with a bit of chew and chocolate scattered throughout, these bars are pure danger.
The deliciousness begins with a classic crust made with graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.
After the crust is pressed into the pan, it’s topping time: sweetened condensed milk mixed with peanut butter, peanut butter chips, potato chips, chocolate chips and unsweetened coconut flakes.
And, out it comes, golden and chewy around the edges, with bits of salty-sweet crunch throughout. Truly a thing of beauty, in my humble opinion.
Then, slice them up however you’d like. I’d advise you to start small ‘cause these babies are rich! Do you have a favorite “magic” bar recipe? If so, I’d love to know what you do to make yours extra-special!