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Rich and chocolatey, 7-layer bars

Rich and chocolatey, 7-layer bars

Posted on April 19, 2008
Filed Under Cookies and bars


These are the only kind of bars that last more than a couple days around here. It’s not because they’re not tempting, it’s because they’re so RICH and you can’t eat more than a couple at a time. One glance at the list of ingredients and I think you’d agree. They are oh-so-good though!

I’m sure this recipe is in quite a few cookbooks, but the one I used is from the Derstine cookbook.

Seven-layer bars

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup coconut
1 cup chocolate chips
1 pkg. butterscotch chips
1 can Eagle Brand condensed milk
1 cup chopped nuts

Melt butter or margarine in 9×13 pan. Sprinkle over top graham cracker crumbs, coconut, chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips. Drizzle milk over top. Add 1 cup nuts. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 min. Cool and cut.

bars1.jpg   Layer #1: butter.

The dark that you see under the pan is just a hot pad… the pan was hot from melting the butter in the oven.

bars2.jpg   Layer #2: graham cracker crumbs

bars3.jpg   Layer #3: coconut

My Grandma made Lexi’s apron for her (the one that makes the brown sugar pie). Grandma wears that kind of apron all the time and she sewed a few miniature ones for the great-grand-daughters. They were really cute even though they look a bit old-fashioned.

bars4.jpg   Layer #4: chocolate chips

I like chocolate chips way better than butterscotch chips, so I always trade quantities and put in the whole pkg of the chocolate and only 1 cup of the butterscotch.

bars5.jpg   Layer #5: butterscotch chips

bars6.jpg   Layer #6: sweetened condensed milk

bars7.jpg  Layer #7: chopped nuts (I used pecans.)

bars8.jpg   Just came out of the oven. Slightly browned around the edges.

bars10.jpg                                                                                                                                                                                            Mmmmmm! Just delicious!



9 Responses to “Rich and chocolatey, 7-layer bars”

  1. Irishcoda on April 19th, 2008 1:07 pm

    Hi, thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment at my blog. I haven’t made a seven layer bar in years but I have to say reading the recipe and looking at the pictures has my mouth watering for one…just one, yes, they are so rich! :)

  2. amy on April 19th, 2008 1:20 pm

    I can eat more than one of those. No wonder I struggle so!!

  3. Razor Family Farms on April 19th, 2008 5:26 pm

    My grandmother used to make them for church functions because the ingredients were usually always in her cupboards. Delicious!

    I found your blog by way of The Pioneer Woman and must tell you that I am totally hooked on it now. I’ll happily continue to read it over the next few days. What fun!


  4. Shannon on April 20th, 2008 5:16 pm

    ohhh these look good. :)I’m gonna go eat peanut butter brownies.:p

  5. Rosalyn on April 21st, 2008 10:45 am

    MMMM!! I can’t wait to try these–I’m pretty sure I have all the ingredients on hand!! ????

  6. Judi on April 21st, 2008 12:02 pm

    I usually make these around the holidays and yes, they are rich.

  7. Drew Kime on April 21st, 2008 9:29 pm

    “It’s not because they’re not tempting, it’s because they’re so RICH and you can’t eat more than a couple at a time.”

    That’s why I eat dark chocolate. Milk chocolate is designed to be so bland you can eat forever and never be satisfied. But one little piece of 85% cocao Lindt and a small glass of milk and I’m set.

    It works for other foods too. Real butter, heavy cream, bacon … yum.


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  9. Katy on August 22nd, 2009 12:58 am

    Thanks for the recipe- they turned out delicious!