That was the burning question of the day, should I pack or bake some bars I’ve been yearning for??? Did I mention that I’m moving??? Yes, I am moving- more on that in a later post. I have moved several times and the process is always the same. I pack my cookbooks first, but my kitchen last- I continue to cook while the packing process is in full swing trying to empty the freezer. I had 8 boxes of cookbooks alone, which kinda took me by surprise- I thought I had more??? After I marked my cookbook boxes FRAGILE, I began weeding through the girl’s room and quickly realized their room alone could take me another two weeks. I needed energy, motivation, comfort, sweetness and a crew of people to pack all my stuff. Every-time I move I crave the weirdest things, like pasta, rich desserts and french fires- I also crave wine, but that would result in BAD packing. I just look a complete mess in my grungy sweatpants, gross t shirts and old sneakers. Hey it’s packing not a social event, so these are the days that I want something just heavenly bad, so I made Magic Cookie Bars. These bars were just what I needed to get motivated to pack again, and they were quick to make which is always nice. I had everything for these in my pantry, but wow the variations are limitless. Add what you like, make them your own and Enjoy!!
Look, don’t they look delish? Come help me pack, I’ll share.
This is what I needed….
Magic Cookie Bars
by Eagle Brand
non stick cooking spray
1 1/2 cup graham cookie crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter
1-14oz can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
2 cups (12oz) semi sweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
Heat oven to 350 degrees and spray 13×9 pan with cooking spray.
Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter in a small bowl.
Press into bottom of prepared pan.
Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture.
Layer evenly with chocolate chips, coconut and nuts- press down firmly with a fork.
Bake 25-30 minutes until lightly brown.
Loosen from sides of pan while still warm, cool on wire rack.
Cut into bars or diamonds.
makes 2 dozen
****I’ll be back in a couple of days, Take care and talk to ya soon!!