Outrageous Cookie Bars

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Cooling Time: 20 min
Yields: 24 to 36 bars (2 to 3 dozen)

Description

These quick and easy Outrageous Cookie Bars are a perfect treat for a brown-bag lunch or a snack.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

MELT butter in 13 x 9-inch baking pan in oven; remove from oven. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over butter. Stir well; press onto bottom of pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs. Sprinkle with morsels, coconut and nuts; press down firmly.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Great cookie bar!

by I. Ignacio , Norfolk, VA on Nov. 2013

This recipe is so easy and fast to make. The best thing is that it can be enhanced by adding dried cranberries, or using chocolate graham crackers instead of regular ones.

Soooo... Good

by S. Susan , Saint Petersburg, FL on Mar. 2010

My family loves these. They don't last long. Last time I made them I didn't use walnuts but mini marshmallows. Yummy and gooey. Kept them in the freezer which made them chewy and yummy.

Delicious Classic!

by J. Jenifer , New Milford, CT on Feb. 2010

My mom made these when we were little; they are easy, great for kids to help with, and sooooo good! I thought everyone had these growing up, but I found out my mother-in-law had never had them, and she is now addicted, too!

Timeless Goodness

by S. Season , Atlanta, GA on Nov. 2009

My mother began making these bars when I was 10 after she found the recipe on the back of the carnation condensed milk label. I started to carry on the tradition when I was 14 and I am now passing the tradition on to my 14 year old. These bars are ALWAYS a hit. We typically save them for Christmas, but they are so good, we have now incorporated them into our Thanksgiving tradition.

Classic recipe

by N. NANCY , on Oct. 2009

One of my favorite cookie recipes--I grew up making and eating this one! Great for kids to help in the kitchen--everyone loves this one!

GREAT.

by A. AL , Vale, OR on Aug. 2008

I HAVE BEEN MAKING THESE FOR YEARS. THE PROBLEM IS I USUALLY MAKE MYSELF SICK. I CAN'T STOP EATING THEM. I WANT TO SHARE THEM BUT THEY DO NOT MAKE IT THAT FAR. BUMMER.

great memories

by M. Marina , GREENBRIER, TN on Aug. 2008

my husband asked me to make magic cookie bars out of the blue. I made them and I had a hard time keeping my family away from the pan while they were still hot! This recipe is perfect just like we used to have as kids and it's so easy to make, no skill needed at all!

Outrageously Good!

by G. Gwen , Chicago, IL on Aug. 2008

I dressed these up a bit with some mini candy-coated chocolates for a bit of color. They looked colorful and they went fast. This one's a keeper!

BiG YuM!!

by k. kelly , foster city, CA on Jun. 2008

This is just excellent and so easy to make. I did not have coconut on hand so I substituted for oatmeal and it turned out absolutely wonderful. I think I even like them better than with the coconut. I added butterscotch chips too. This recipe has been around for ages and it really does not disappoint and comes out wonderful. My grocery store even sells the kit by Nestle under "Magic Cookie Bars". EnJoy and try it with the oatmeal for a different version.

Bake Sale Favorites

by M. Maria , COLUMBUS, OH on Jun. 2008

These bars are excellent! Especially for bake sales. They are quick and easy to make in quantity. For people with nut allergies, I substituted butterscotch chips for the walnuts and they were a hit!!