Cooking with Kids: Magic Cookie Bars or Seven Layer Bars

Monday, June 15, 2009

Yay! My sister AnnaLisa has graduated from college and has come to stay with us this summer! Not only is she a great help with all the kids, but she's also brought a whole new bunch of recipes for us to try! This recipe from one of her roommates lent itself perfectly to our new Cooking with Kids series, since it's just a matter of layering all of the ingredients! You'll need to help them get started with melting the butter in the pan, but after that's out they should be able to do the rest completely by themselves! Make sure you check back here every Monday for more Cooking with Kids ideas. By the way, in case you hadn't noticed, I LOVE exclamation points today!!!!!
The ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 can (14-oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1-2 cups butterscotch chips
1 cup chocolate chips
1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place butter in 9x13-inch baking dish and melt in oven. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs evenly over butter. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs, keeping at least 1/2 inch from the edge. Evenly layer the rest of the ingredients. Press down with fork to help it all stick together a little better.
Aunt AnnaLisa and Cami (11) pressing down on the layers.

Bake 25 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool and store at room temperature. Cut into squares, triangles, or diamonds. Serves 24 (or a bunch of hungry kids).



annalisa June 15, 2009 at 9:19 PM  

i love these bars! they are so yummy and every time my roommate made these they were gone very quickly:)

Melody June 15, 2009 at 10:36 PM  

These are the best and so easy to put together. I'm sure the kids had fun making these! I love exclamation points too!!!!!

MaRiN June 16, 2009 at 12:16 AM  

can't go wrong with that list of ingredients! what a fun thing to make with the kids.

K June 16, 2009 at 4:22 PM  

Exc!amation points are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks yummy. Can you make me some please?

teresa June 16, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

Oh wow, these look so good, adn perfect for kids!

Katy ~ June 16, 2009 at 5:30 PM  

Lara!!!!!! These look seven kinds of delicious!!!!!!

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My name is Lara and while I'm definitely not a gourmet cook, I do love preparing tasty, healthy meals for my family. Finding new recipes to try and sharing the ones we've already fallen in love with is a passion I've had since college and the reason why I've started this blog! With five kids, I'm usually in a hurry, so you'll find most of these recipes kid friendly and simple to make.

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