Outrageous Cookie Bars

Outrageous Cookie Bars
Makes:
24
to 36 bars (2 to 3 dozen)
Prep Time:
10
minutes
Total Time:
55
minutes
based on 234 reviews
10
These quick and easy Outrageous Cookie Bars are a perfect treat for a brown-bag lunch or a snack.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

MELT butter in 13 x 9-inch baking pan in oven; remove from oven. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over butter. Stir well; press onto bottom of pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs. Sprinkle with morsels, coconut and nuts; press down firmly.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.


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Amazing

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Melissa Esparza from ELGIN, TX

These are absolutely the best dessert. I make these for our neighborhood parties and everyone loves them. I never have any to take home. And these are so easy to make. I always make sure I have these ingredients in stock to whip up quickly.

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    Great cookie bar!

    Ignacio Ceja from Norfolk, VA

    This recipe is so easy and fast to make. The best thing is that it can be enhanced by adding dried cranberries, or using chocolate graham crackers instead of regular ones.

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    Soooo... Good

    Susan Hyde from Saint Petersburg, FL

    My family loves these. They don't last long. Last time I made them I didn't use walnuts but mini marshmallows. Yummy and gooey. Kept them in the freezer which made them chewy and yummy.

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    Delicious Classic!

    Jenifer Cramer from New Milford, CT

    My mom made these when we were little; they are easy, great for kids to help with, and sooooo good! I thought everyone had these growing up, but I found out my mother-in-law had never had them, and she is now addicted, too!

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    Timeless Goodness

    Season L from Atlanta, GA

    My mother began making these bars when I was 10 after she found the recipe on the back of the carnation condensed milk label. I started to carry on the tradition when I was 14 and I am now passing the tradition on to my 14 year old. These bars are ALWAYS a hit. We typically save them for Christmas, but they are so good, we have now incorporated them into our Thanksgiving tradition.

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    Classic recipe

    NANCY KLEIN from

    One of my favorite cookie recipes--I grew up making and eating this one! Great for kids to help in the kitchen--everyone loves this one!

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    GREAT.

    AL PIERCE from Vale, OR

    I HAVE BEEN MAKING THESE FOR YEARS. THE PROBLEM IS I USUALLY MAKE MYSELF SICK. I CAN'T STOP EATING THEM. I WANT TO SHARE THEM BUT THEY DO NOT MAKE IT THAT FAR. BUMMER.

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    great memories

    Marina Mcdonald from GREENBRIER, TN

    my husband asked me to make magic cookie bars out of the blue. I made them and I had a hard time keeping my family away from the pan while they were still hot! This recipe is perfect just like we used to have as kids and it's so easy to make, no skill needed at all!

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    Outrageously Good!

    Gwen Malinowski from Chicago, IL

    I dressed these up a bit with some mini candy-coated chocolates for a bit of color. They looked colorful and they went fast. This one's a keeper!

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    BiG YuM!!

    kelly michele from foster city, CA

    This is just excellent and so easy to make. I did not have coconut on hand so I substituted for oatmeal and it turned out absolutely wonderful. I think I even like them better than with the coconut. I added butterscotch chips too. This recipe has been around for ages and it really does not disappoint and comes out wonderful. My grocery store even sells the kit by Nestle under "Magic Cookie Bars". EnJoy and try it with the oatmeal for a different version.

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    Bake Sale Favorites

    Maria Keel from COLUMBUS, OH

    These bars are excellent! Especially for bake sales. They are quick and easy to make in quantity. For people with nut allergies, I substituted butterscotch chips for the walnuts and they were a hit!!

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    very best bars

    Sharon Davis from RECTOR, AR

    All I can say is: THESE ARE THE GREATEST!! I make these with butterscotch chips and i've also used the peanut butter/milk chocolate swirls! I use pecans instead of walnuts!

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    Love these

    KENDRA BARNARD from SALEM, IL

    I use 1C chocolate and 1C butterscotch chips. Everyone loves these.

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    gonna try this one

    John Logsdon from REDMOND, WA

    It sound good and easy. well see.

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    cookies

    starr musa from RAEFORD, NC

    This is a very easy and simple recipe to make. The family just could not get enough.

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    Easy crowd pleaser

    Anne Rufener from

    These are so easy to make & always go quick! I also make a variation using butterscotch chips and chopped hazelnuts instead.

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    OUTRAGEOUSLY EASY-INCREDIBLY SATISFYING!

    Cindy Barraza from PHOENIX, AZ

    I am amazed at how easy and satisfying this recipe is. All these wonderful ingredients taste great together, except I topped mine with pecans. We loved them and they're a family favorite already! I'm making more for a get-together tonight. Can't wait!

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    These were awesome!!!

    Abbie Kerber from LA VISTA, NE

    I didn't have chocolate chips on hand so I used white chocolate and it was still awesome!!! So gooey and yummy will definitely make again and again!!

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    outrageous cookie bars

    elaine hilton from LITTLE FALLS, NJ

    Easy to make and eat! What a great treat! Even the children will love to make these. Enjoy some today!

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    Really Good

    Nancy from Minneapolis, MN

    I thought for the time, energy and expense of these bars they were excellent. Great frozen and taken out when needed. I would recommend them to anyone!

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    Outrageous Cookie Bars

    SUSAN SMITH from ARNOLD, MO

    This is a Wonderful recipe...great for gift-giving & for an everyday dessert. It is so easy that older children can prepare it or younger ones can assist making them. You cannot go wrong making these Bars!

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    Outrageous Cookie Bars

    Mary Dempster from HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

    I have been making these for years - so easy and so delicious. My daughter graduated last week and I had cake and seven different kinds of cookies. These were the first to go and they were looking for more. I have also shared the recipe with all my baking friends. Thank you.

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    Delicious & Easy - They go fast!

    Carrie Riewe from PRIOR LAKE, MN

    Excellent recipe! Easy to throw together and modify if you want! Coworkers devoured! I chopped a dark chocolate bar and combined with chocolate chunks. Also added small, random drops of peanut butter to give a slightly different taste. If they aren't gone right away, they do refrigerate well for the next day! YUM!!

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    Amazing!

    Mathew Farbman from Plantation, FL

    These cookie bars come out tasting soooo good! And sooo easy to make, a monkey can make it! I've got atleast 10 people hooked on them!

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    A Great Cookie!

    Gloria Harold from HARRISONBURG, VA

    I make these all the time. Everyone loves them and they are so easy to make.

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    Too Easy...Too Good

    Heather Jackson from BALTIMORE, MD

    Oh my these are some of the easiest cookies/bars I've ever made. My co-workers were just lost for words.

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    So Yummy!!

    Tiffiny O from groton, CT

    My girls (ages 4,6) and I love making this recipe, its easy for them and only has few ingredients so they can pretty much do everything - which they love- and they love "smooshing" the chips nuts and coconut into the crust. I also add butterscotch chips which make this wonderful recipe even better! These bars are gone within minutes!

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    YUMMY!

    Judy Bryson from GASTONIA, NC

    I have been making this quick treat for years except I use more Butterscotch Morsels than the Semi-Sweet. All my friends and family love it! We grew up calling them "HELLO DOLLIES" and "Seven Layer Cookies". ENJOY!

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    Outrageous Cookie Bars

    Jill Cunico from Snellville, GA

    I have made these and also added peanut butter chips. They are delicious.

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    wonderful

    Pam Roberts from Shavertown, PA

    I made these and sent overseas and they were a welcomed treat in this terrible war. I was asked to send more! I would make these again. They are great and I am not a great fan of coconut!

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    These are Sooooo good!

    Paula Applegate from Houston, TX

    My grandmother made these when I was younger and it's one of my favorite memories of her. Each time I eat these it takes me back. I especially love them when they are still warm.

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    Amazing

    Melissa Esparza from ELGIN, TX

    These are absolutely the best dessert. I make these for our neighborhood parties and everyone loves them. I never have any to take home. And these are so easy to make. I always make sure I have these ingredients in stock to whip up quickly.

  •  Star(s)

    Outrageous Cookie Bars

    Elenita LOPEZ from Florida

    My family has been making them for years. We vary the ingredients. Sometimes we use different nuts, walnuts, macadamia or whatever we have on hand. The chips can be choc or white choc or chunk from baking bars. We also throw in the holiday morsels at Christmas.

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    Delicious!!!!

    Sheena Perron from Kihei, HI

    I love these bars, I don't change anything on the recipe and they come out perfect every time.

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    Outragious is an understatment

    I barretta from Closter, NJ

    These delicious cookies will be a hit among all your kids, their friends and yours. Their buttery flavor mixed with delectible chocolate, coconut, and graham crackers make them the most saught after cookie. THey are delicious and classic. THese cookies make everyone feel like you fussed over them. Just like grandma used to do. Dont expect any leftovers.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful bars

    Kelly Nix from SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

    My family really liked these. They were easy to do and soooo good. I will make these often.

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    Magically delicious

    NICOLE RENNER from WYANET, IL

    These are definitely a favorite of mine. I usually have to make to take somewhere or I eat the whole pan! Normally use butterscotch chips in addition to the chocolate chips & put the milk on the top. There are so many variations (great for the imagination and taste buds to try & test them all) It's a wonderful bar cookie to make for even the non-cooks.

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    we made them even better!!

    Amy Meyer from LAS VEGAS, NV

    we added white chocolate chips to the recipe cause we love that and made them even better! this is a really great recipe!!

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    Easy Easy Easy

    melissa littell from petersburg, VA

    This is the easiest recipe. Very good as well. My husband whom does not like coconut loved this. Definate must try. Even if you dont know how to cook, this anyone can make : )

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    WORK SHARE

    Cristil Pellizzari from Oakville, ON

    I took this to work and shared them with my collegues and they just loved them. I made them with my neices and they were a breeze to make.

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    Outrageously Good Cookie Bars

    Connie Purvis from COTTAGE GROVE, MN

    This recipe is very simple to make and the bars kept well (until discovered by my husband). I took them to a party last week and didn't have any left to bring home. I will definitely make them again.

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    outrageous cookie bars

    Elizabeth Vinke from Murrayville, GA

    I really was so excited at how easy these turned out to be! They were delicious and I was surprised at how fast they went when I served them as refreshment for a get-together.

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    A Great and Quick Snack or Dessert

    Nikki Cox from ADAIRSVILLE, GA

    This recipe was quick and is now my husbands favorite. I added a little more graham cracker crumbs because I love graham crackers. My daughter loves to help me cook and if I melt the butter in the microwave first and pour into a cool pan she can and it's easy for her to do. This is a must try!!!

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    Outragious cookie bars

    Tom Muskevitsch from Los Angeles, CA

    I made these a little more outragious by adding butterscotch chips and slightly healthy by also adding a thin layer of dry oatmeal on top of the condensed milk. Oh, and more coconut! Awesome!

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    EASY, DELICIOUS TREAT (EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT CRAZY AB

    CHRISTINA DEMIERE from West Fargo, ND

    WHEN MY FAMILY WANTS A SWEET TREAT, I LOOK THROUGH RECIPES ONLINE AT NESTLE'. I WAS DRAWN TO TRY THIS ONE BECAUSE I HAD THE INGREDIENTS ON HAND AND IT LOOKED SIMPLE TO PREPARE. MY KIDS (AND HUSBAND) IMMEDIATELY WANTED A SAMPLE OF THE FINISHED SWEETS, AND EVEN THOUGH MY DAUGHTER & SON USUALLY DON'T LIKE TREATS WITH COCONUT, THEY BOTH CAME BACK FOR SECONDS BECAUSE THE FLAVORS BEND TOGETHER FOR A YUMMY, CHEWY TREAT!

  •  Star(s)

    Big Hit

    Lisa Locken from BURLINGTON, WA

    This was a very easy recipe and was well liked when I made them for Christmas this year. They were really good and I will use this recipe over & over again.

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    MMMM....Good

    Sarah McKee from NEWVILLE, PA

    These cookie bars taste great! I used pecans instead of walnuts (not a big fan of walnuts) and used the white chocolate/chocolate swirl morsales. They definitely didn't last long in my family!

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    outrageouse cookies bars

    kelly davis from JACKSONVILLE, FL

    The name suits these bars perfectly my husband brings all my goodies to work his co workers say i should sell them if they only knew my secret Nestle very best baking! These are wonderful rich and addictive.

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    7 Layer Bars

    Bren Fey from #Null#, #N

    My mom always made these with an additional layer of butterscotch chips and called them 7 layer bars. One of my favorite cookies of all time!

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    Santa Bars

    FRAN MURPHY from CANTON, MI

    I have been baking these for more than 30 yrs. We call them Santa bars. I have also made them with 1/2 cho. chips and 1/2 butterscotch chips. About 15 yrs. ago, I put all the ingred.(except the oleo)with the recipe in a pan and gave as a gift and it was a hit and the person still makes them every yr.

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    Outrageous Cookie Bars

    KELLY HAINES from LORAIN, OH

    These are really simple. I improvised a little since my son doesn't like coconut. I used peanut butter, butterscotch, and chocolate morsels. Mm good.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24 

  • Calories: 230
  • Calories from Fat: 130
  • Total Fat: 14g (22% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 7g (35% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 15mg (5% of DV)
  • Sodium: 90mg (4% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 24g (8% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (6% of DV)
  • Sugars: 20g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 4% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 6% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Outrageous Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

MELT butter in 13 x 9-inch baking pan in oven; remove from oven. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over butter. Stir well; press onto bottom of pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs. Sprinkle with morsels, coconut and nuts; press down firmly.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

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