7 Layer Bars: Birthday Edition!

7 Layer Bars: Birthday Edition!

Is it a cookie? Is it a candy? Who knows! But they’re delicious:

1) Graham Cracker Crust

2) Dark Chocolate Chips

3) Golden Oreo pieces & regular Oreo pieces

4) White Chocolate Chips

5) M&Ms

6) Coconut

7) Sweetened Condensed Milk

BONUS: Rainbow sprinkles

= Birthday 7 layer bars!!

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They’re gooey, they’re tasty, and they’re easy to make!

First, set your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray. Set that aside while you make the crust.

Melt 1 stick of unsalted butter. Then, in a food processor, pulverize 1 sleeve of graham crackers (it’ll make about 1 1/2 cups of crumbs). Pour the butter into the food processor and pulse until the butter is even distributed throughout. Dumb the crumb-butter mixture into the 19 x 9 inch pan and press the crumbs out evenly onto the bottom of the pan using a wooden spoon or a spatula.

Now, time to add the fun stuff! Really you can throw in whatever you want that you think would taste good! First I used about 1 cup dark chocolate chips. Then I sprinkled probably about 1 1/2 cups-worth of golden Oreos and regular Oreos (full disclosure, I used Giant brand, so not technically oreos). Then sprinkled on the white chocolate chips and the M&Ms. Top all of that with 1 – 1 1/2 cups coconut. Finally, drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the whole thing. You’ll end up being able to cover the whole top with the sweetened condensed milk. Then I sprinkled on the sprinkles!

Bake the whole thing in the oven for about 30 minutes (start checking after 25 minutes). The top will be a light golden brown in spots.

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See? Just like that!

The recipe is pretty forgiving, hence my guesstimates on quantities/amounts of ingredients. The one thing to always use is the sweetened condensed milk, and I’d recommend always using coconut. Other ingredients to try: peanut butter cups, any type of M&M, caramel bits, toffee, butterfinger pieces, honey roasted peanuts, walnuts, chocolate covered almonds, chocolate covered espresso beans….

The possibilities are endless!

I made these for one of my friend’s birthdays. She lives in Texas, so I needed a treat that would travel well. This is a great option for that!

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What combinations are y’all going to try?!