October 2, 2011

Seven Layer Bars

Every year during Thanksgiving and Christmas parties my mother would make my favorite cookies, seven layer bars. I absolutely love them and have great memories of making them with my mother. Unfortunately, my mother passed away from cancer when my oldest was only nine days old and I stopped making many of the dishes that I grew up with her making. As my boys have gotten older and time has passed I have begun to make many of mom's favorite recipes from her recipe box. I am fortunate that she kept her recipes and sent them to me when I started baking for my husband, now these are some of the best ways I have to teach my boys about their grandmother. So here is my modified recipe of my mother's Seven Layer Bars.

  • 1/2 cup of Butter (1 stick)
  • 1 1/2 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs (This past week I used a graham cracker crust that I had instead of actual graham crackers)
  • 1 cup Butterscotch Chips
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Chopped Walnut
  • 1 1/3 cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1 14 oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
This is a very easy recipe. Combine the butter (melted in the microwave) with the crumbs and then press into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Layer the butterscotch chips, semi-sweet chips and chopped walnuts. Top with coconut. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the top. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. Make sure the bars cool before cutting. I also recommend placing wax paper in the baking pan before adding the graham cracker crust. It makes the bars very easy to pop out once they are done. I prefer storing the bars in the refrigerator, especially during the warmer months.

These bars are very easy to make and are always a big hit at parties and any type get together. I had only made these once before for my two boys and they absolutely loved them. After making them this time around my five year old informed me that they were his new favorite dessert. A great cookie for a cookie tray or just for an easy yummy treat!


  1. I like the fact that they have walnuts inside, I think that gives them an amazing taste. These are great to take them with me to school as a healthy snack.

  2. These look delish! Saving the recipe! :)

  3. @Andreea I love walnuts :) Pecans would also work!

    @Lindsay I hope you like them!


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