Magic Eight Bars

Here is another recipe referred to me by my friends. As the name suggests, this can be very magical indeed if you’ve got a sweet tooth. And this one’s really decadent in my opinion, as it’s packed with a whole lot of wonderful stuff–semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, coconut… Yum! This bar is soft and chewy and it’s wonderful with a cup of strong coffee.

Magic Eight Bar

Be forewarned though that this can be overly sweet, so you can always opt to reduce the amount of condensed milk in the recipe below.

We found the original recipe over at LoveVeggiesandYoga, another wonderful blog. A couple of the ingredients called for are not readily available to me at the time I made it, so I had to make substitutions. What I’m posting below is the revised recipe. Don’t be alarmed, the substitutions below worked like a charm. 🙂


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1-1/3 cup coconut flakes (either sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup almond slices


Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Add the graham cracker crumbs to the butter and stir to combine. Line a 9×13 baking pan with aluminum foil and butter the pan or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Do not skip this step otherwise everything sticks. Press the buttered graham crumbs to the bottom of the pan to make an even layer.

Spread the condensed milk over the graham crumbs, covering the crumbs completely. Take half of the chocolate chips and layer over the condensed milk, then layer half of the white chocolate chips, half of the peanut butter chips and half of the coconut. Repeat for the remaining chips and coconut. After layering the last of the coconut, top everything with the almond slices.

Bake at 180°C (350 °F) for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned at the top. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan and slicing.

I suggest you try this recipe. Kids will love it. Tell me what you think in the comments section at the bottom. 🙂


2 responses to “Magic Eight Bars

    • Hey, the blogger where I got this recipe from used Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Cracker Crumbs. You can look for that. Regular graham crackers blitzed in a food processor will also do. Though the hammer or rolling pin method is more therapeutic for me. 🙂

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