I’ve been meaning to make a healthy, homemade, granola bar for a while now. I thought it was finally time to make some! I have a new favorite recipe for granola bars that my family loves. It only requires a few simple ingredients and is guaranteed to please your taste buds.
Magic Bars are a fun, yummy treat that can be made in just a few minutes, but don’t let that fool you. These are actually super healthy and nutritious. They are also gluten free and refined sugar free. Only 2 ingredients are used, and they are 100% natural. What is the secret to these bars? It’s the use of dates and coconut oil. This recipe is a great one to keep in your back pocket for those times when you need a fast treat.
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It’s simple to put together and bake! Our Quick Bake Magic Bars are very simple to make and taste absolutely wonderful. Melted dark chocolate is combined with shredded coconut before being coated in gooey baked sweetened condensed milk. Because they are picked up before they even cool, they seldom have time to cool. Did I mention there are just 6 ingredients?
Is it necessary to keep magic bars refrigerated?
Unless you live in a very hot climate, you don’t need to keep our Quick Bake Magic Bars refrigerated. To keep them fresh, I’d store them in an airtight jar. They last approximately 3 days if kept out of the refrigerator. They’ll last 5-7 days if you keep them cold!
What’s the difference between evaporated and condensed milk?
There is just one significant difference between these two canned milk products, and that is the amount of sugar in both. Condensed milk is always sweetened, while evaporated milk is never sweetened. The sweetened condensed milk has a somewhat thicker viscosity than regular condensed milk.
What is evaporated milk, and how does it differ from regular milk?
Milk that has been boiled down to enable part of the water content to evaporate is known as evaporated milk. The concentrate is canned, resulting in a thicker milk with a somewhat toasted taste.
The following are the ingredients for our Quick Bake Magic Bars:
- 1 pound of butter (1 Stick)
- 1 CUP COCONUT SHREDS
- 1 cup crushed graham crackers
- dark chocolate chips, 6 ounce
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 sweetened condensed milk can
How to create our Magic Bars in a Flash:
At begin, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next, melt your stick of butter in a basin. In the bottom of a 913-inch baking dish, evenly distribute the butter.
Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs equally over the butter and gently press them in. If you find that certain places are a bit wetter than others, just add a few extra crumbs on top.
Layer shredded coconut, chopped pecans, and dark chocolate chips in that order. Finally, evenly pour the condensed milk over the mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes after all of the ingredients are in place. To ensure uniform cooking, put the item on the center rack. The delicious condensed milk will slightly darken and spread. The chocolate chunks will begin to soften as well.
Allow the bars to cool for 5-7 minutes after removing them from the oven. Cut when still warm and remove from dish before it cools entirely. The delicious condensed milk solidifies and makes it difficult to remove from the baking dish if you wait too long.
There are many occasions when I am asked to bring a dessert to an event or gathering. This is a fantastic choice since it takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and allows me to be dressed and ready while it bakes! They’re a hit with my kids! If you have a nut allergy, you may completely omit the nuts, and replace the dark chocolate with milk chocolate if you like!
Time to prepare: 5 minutes
30 minutes to prepare
35-minute total time
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 1 CUP COCONUT SHREDS
- graham cracker crumbs (1.5 cup)
- chocolate chips, 6 ounce
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- a half-can of sweetened condensed milk (About 7oz)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan. Pour evenly into a 9×13-inch baking dish.
- Graham crackers should be evenly spread and gently patted into position on top of the butter.
- Layer the almonds, chocolate chips, and coconut in that order.
- Finally, evenly pour condensed milk over the mixture.
- Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 30 minutes.
- Cut when still warm and remove from dish before it cools entirely.
Information about nutrition:
Size of Serving:
1 tbsp. per serving 556 calories 43 g total fat 20g Saturated Fat 1 gram of trans fat 20g of unsaturated fat 42 milligrams of cholesterol 265 mg sodium 46 g carbohydrate 5 g of fiber 28 g sugar 5 g protein
(Nutritional information is an estimate that may vary depending on cooking techniques and ingredient brands utilized.)
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