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Christmas 7 Layer Magic Cookie Bars

Course: Bars, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cool Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 15 bars
Calories: 423kcal
Cookies bars are a classic sweet treat that is perfect for sharing during the holidays. These Christmas 7 layer magic cookie bars are a festive addition to any holiday event.
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  • cups snickerdoodle cookie crumbs 298 grams (from about 25 cookies)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter 113 grams, melted (1 stick)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips 170 grams
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips 170 grams
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut 85 grams
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 396 grams (1 can)
  • ½ cup Holiday M&M’s 85 grams
  • cup white chocolate 57 grams, chopped
  • Red sanding sugar optional, for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 9x13-inch pan with parchment paper or spray it with nonstick spray. Set aside.
    ingredients for christmas 7 layer magic cookie bars
  • To make the cookie crumbs, place the snickerdoodle cookies in a food processor. Process the cookies into crumbs, reaching 3½ cups of cookie crumbs.
    3½ cups snickerdoodle cookie crumbs
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cookie crumbs with melted butter. Mix well.
    ½ cup unsalted butter
  • Press the crumb mixture into the base of the prepared pan.
    snickerdoodle cookie crust for christmas 7 layer magic cookie bars in a baking pan
  • On top of the crust, layer the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and M&Ms (in this order).
    1 cup milk chocolate chips, 1 cup butterscotch chips, 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk, ½ cup Holiday M&M’s
    christmas 7 layer magic cookie bars before baking
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the bars are slightly golden brown.
  • Place the chopped white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the chocolate and drizzle it over the warm cookie bars.
    ⅓ cup white chocolate
    drizzling white chocolate onto magic cookie bars in a baking pan
  • Top with red sanding sugar, if desired.
    Red sanding sugar
  • Allow bars to cool completely prior to slicing and serving.


  • Use the back of a measuring cup or the bottom of a glass to press the cookie crumbs into the baking dish.
  • Lightly press on the magic cookie bars before baking to combine all of the ingredients.
  • Wipe your knife between cuts to make nice, neat slices.
  • Nutritional information does not include optional ingredients.
Storage: Store Christmas 7 layer magic cookie bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1mg