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Easter Magic Cookie Bars Recipe

These Easter Magic Cookie Bars are the perfect Easter dessert! Not only are they colorful and fun, but they are also delicious and easy to make. Your whole family will love them!

Magic Cookie Bars, also known as Hello Dolly Bars, are layered cookie bars that combine chocolate chips, peanut butter morsels, coconut, and a delicious caramelized crust.

What sets these Easter Magic Bars apart from traditional magic bars, is the bright pink crumb crust. It makes these bars festive and bright while adding a nice hint of tart to a traditionally super sweet dessert!

How to Make Easter Magic Cookie Bars

These magic cookie bars are super easy to make! Follow along below or grab the printable recipe at the end of this post.

Easter Magic Cookie Bars Ingredients

Easter Magic Cookie Bars Ingredients:

  • 20 pink wafer cookies (1 – 7 ounce package)
  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 2 cups shredded or flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 – 10 ounce can sweetened condensed milk (not condensed milk, not evaporated milk)
  • 1-2 cups mini Easter eggs (candy-coated chocolate eggs)
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks, chopped
  • 1 cup mini peanut butter morsels (I used Nestle Tollhouse Spring Easter Basket Morsels and More. You can use this mix or the mini Easter eggs, pretzel sticks, and peanut butter morsels instead).
Easter Magic Cookie Bars Dessert

Easter Magic Cookie Bars Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Crumble the pink wafer cookies using a food processor. Mix melted butter into the crumbs.

Pouring butter into crushed cookies

Pour the crumbs into a parchment-lined 8×8 baking pan. Then press the crumbs down, making a crust.

Pink Cookie Crust

Sprinkle on the coconut, then the chocolate chips.

Pouring chocolate chips over coconut flakes

Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the top evenly.

Sweetened Condensed Milk Drizzled Over Magic Bars Crust

Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and toss on the mini Easter eggs, pretzel pieces, and mini peanut butter morsels. Press these in softly so that they stick.

Easter Magic Cookie Bars Recipe Instructions

Allow the bars to cool completely and then cut into squares.  

Easter Magic Cookie Bars Cut Into Squares

Common Questions About Magic Cookie Bars

Do I need to refrigerate magic cookie bars?

No, they may be stored at room temperature for 4-5 days. However, if it is really warm in your home, you may want to store them in the fridge where they will keep for up to 1 week.

Easter Magic Bars Recipe

Can You Freeze Magic Cookie Bars?

Yes, they will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just be sure to place parchment paper between the layers or they will stick together. 

Can I use condensed milk or evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk? 

No, neither of those will work in this recipe.  

The Best Easter Magic Cookie Bars

I don’t have pink wafer cookies – what else could I use? 

This recipe works really well with graham cracker crumbs. Use 1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs and increase the butter to 5 Tablespoons.  

Could I add nuts to magic bars? 

Yes, this is especially good with chopped walnuts. Just add a cup between the coconut and chocolate chips. 

Easter Magic Cookie Bars Recipe
Easter Magic Cookie Bars Recipe

Easter Magic Cookie Bars

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These Easter Magic Cookie Bars are the perfect Easter dessert! Not only are they colorful and fun, but they are also delicious and easy to make. Your whole family will love them!

Ingredients

  • 20 pink wafer cookies (1 - 7 ounce package)
  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 2 cups shredded or flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 - 10 ounce can sweetened condensed milk (not condensed milk, not evaporated milk)
  • 1-2 cups mini Easter eggs (candy-coated chocolate eggs)
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks, chopped
  • 1 cup mini peanut butter morsels (I used Nestle Tollhouse Spring Easter Basket Morsels and More. You can use this mix or the mini Easter eggs, pretzel sticks, and peanut butter morsels instead).

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Crumble the pink wafer cookies using a food processor or blender. Mix melted butter into the crumbs.
  3. Pour the crumbs into a parchment-lined 8x8 baking pan. Then press the crumbs down, making a crust.
  4. Sprinkle on the coconut, then the chocolate chips.
  5. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the top evenly.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and toss on the mini Easter eggs, pretzel pieces, and mini peanut butter morsels. Press these in softly so that they stick.
  8. Allow the bars to cool completely. Then cut into squares and store in an airtight container.

Notes

Baking Adjustments:

  • You may also bake this in a 9x9 pan.  
  • You may adjust the serving sizes according to how many rows and columns you cut. 
  • Storage Instructions:

    Place these bars into an airtight container. They may be stored at room temperature for 4-5 days.  If it is really warm in your home, you may store them in the fridge. They will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just be sure to place parchment paper between the layers or they will stick together.

    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 368Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 256mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 26gProtein: 11g

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

    These Easter Magic Cookie Bars are the perfect Easter dessert! Not only are they colorful and fun, but they are also delicious and easy to make. Your whole family will love them!
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