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posted: 11/05/13

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These Milky Way Magic Bars come together so easily and they are so ooey gooey delicious!

Looking for the original? I have a great seven layer bar recipe.

Milky Way Magic Bars! These Magic Bars come together so easily and they are so ooey gooey delicious! via www.wineandglue.com

These Milky Way Magic Bars have long been a very popular recipe here. They are the simplest of recipes, but are incredibly addictive. I love making them for friends and families around the holidays, but they are perfect for summer time backyard BBQs too!

How to Make Milky Way Magic Bars

  1. Make the cookie layer base: Mix together the cookie mix from the pouch and press into a 9 by 13 inch pan. (See note below for a from scratch alternative.)
  2. Add the Milky Way Layer: Top the cookie dough with cut up Milky Ways and chocolate chips.
  3. Pour Over Sweetened Condensed Milk: All good magic bar recipes use sweetened condensed milk. Top with that
  4. Bake: This recipe bakes up into the most gooey delicious bars.

Making the Cookie Layer from Scratch

Bake This recipe was originally made using a pouch cookie mix. If you would rather make homemade cookie dough for this layer, you can do as I did in my Strawberries and Cream Magic Bars.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg

Instructions

  1. In a bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add in the vanilla and the egg.
  3. Add the flour mixture until the butter/sugar mixture and beat until just combined.
  4. Press the dough into the bottom of the 9 by 13 inch pan and follow the rest of the instructions as written.
Milky Way Magic Bars! These Magic Bars come together so easily and they are so ooey gooey delicious! via www.wineandglue.com

Storing

After the bars have completely cooled, cut and store in an air tight container for up to one week.

Freezing

These bars freeze very well. Cut them into individual pieces and freeze them in a single layer for one hour. Then they can be stacked and stored in an air tight container and frozen for up to 3 months.

4.64 from 11 votes

Milky Way Magic Bars

Serves: 24 bars
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
These Milky Way Magic Bars come together so easily and they are so ooey gooey delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 pouch of sugar cookie mix and what you need to make it 17.5 oz (read here for how to make this layer from scratch)
  • 2 large milky way bars chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375. Spray a 9 by 13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Mix the cookie mix and press it into the bottom of the pan.
  • Top the cookie dough with the Milky Way bars and the chocolate chips. Then pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the bars.
  • Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until the whole top is a golden brown and the edges are deep golden.
  • Let cool. Cut into them and enjoy!
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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  1. Martha Highfield says

    Your ingredients for making crust from scratch calls for baking powder but your instructions say soda. Which is it?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I apologize! It is baking powder, I’ve corrected it now.

  2. Lynn says

    5 stars
    My granddaughter loves Twix, so we used those for half. It was delicious.

    • Lisa Longley says

      That sounds amazing! What a great spin on this.

  3. Annabel says

    5 stars
    My 7 year old & I made this together. Came together in 10 minutes & turned out so delicious! Will be in our regular rotation now.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so happy to hear that you guys enjoyed these!

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