Thursday, June 28, 2007

Double Delicious Bars... or, as I like to call them.. Naked Magic Cookie Bars.

On Monday, I met up with a friend of mine who was driving through Nashville on a road trip. He was making his way from North Carolina to Texas, so he would still have about 10 hours left on his trip after he left Nashville. I decided that this was an excellent opportunity to make some cookies. 1. Because its nice to give a friend cookies while they are in the middle of a road trip and 2. Because this means that I won’t end up eating them all. (Well, it means that I’ll only end up eating 2/3 of the cookies).

So, Friday afternoon I started thinking about what cookies I wanted to try. They had to be fairly basic cookies, as, I’m not sure if my friend likes nuts, coconut, fruits, etc… and they had to be sturdy as they would be in a Ziploc bag in a car for 10 hours. So, I decided on the previously blogged butterfinger cookies (luckily, he liked butterfingers). And I decided on these cookies that I originally saw on Bake or Break.

Anytime I see a bar cookie recipe with a graham cracker crust, sweetened condensed milk and toppings, I always think… Magic Cookie Bars.

I prefer magic cookies bars, because I love nuts and coconut, but, for people who don’t like nuts and coconut, these are a great bar cookie alternative. Yum.

Double Delicious Cookie Bars
Courtesy of: Eagle Brand Milk

1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
½ cup butter
1 14 oz can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used ¾ cup)
½ cup peanut butter chips (I used ¾ cup)

Preheat oven to 350 (325 if using glass dish). Line a 13x9 inch pan completely with heavy duty aluminum foil (makes for easy cutting and cleanup later).

In a small bowl combine graham crackers and butter; mix well.

Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture and then evenly spread remaining ingredients over the sweetened condensed milk. Press down firmly with a fork.

Cook in oven for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned, but chips will not be completely melted. (I overcooked mine a little and they still turned out yummy). Cool. (I put mine in the freezer for a bit to firm them up. Lift up the edges of the aluminum to remove from pan. Cut into bars. Lift off aluminum foil.

Makes 2-3 dozen bars.

1 comment:

April said...

Yum! I'm thinking that if they are nice, sturdy non-breakable bars, then they will do just fine in the mail as well...:)