Magic Bar Pie


We might be kitchen impaired right now, but that wasn’t going to stop me from making dessert.  Ever since I started visiting the Cookie Bar Bakery by our place in Chicago I couldn’t get their Wonder Bars out of my mind.  They are so delicious and remind me of old school magic bars that we used to make as kids.

I have searched high and low around here and nothing seems to do the trick.  I really wanted to make these but you need a baking pan which I couldn’t find in our kitchen.  I was also too lazy to buy butter just for this recipe so during a 5 mile run yesterday I had a brilliant idea (because I think about dessert during most of my runs).

I used a premade graham cracker pie crust and the rest was history.  The verdict involved some words I can’t repeat from my husband on this blog.  It was that good!

I present to you Magic Bar Pie



Graham cracker premade pie crust

1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup butterscotch chips

1 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup peanuts

1 14 ounce can of condensed milk


Preheat over to 350°.  Sprinkle the chips and coconut into the pie shell.  Pour entire can of condensed milk over the pie but don’t let it overflow.  Sprinkle the top with peanuts.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Let set until hard and then try not to eat it all at once.

If you are really eager to dig into this I recommend putting it in the freezer for about an hour.  You can also substitute ingredients.  I used to not be a huge fan of coconut and if I wasn’t in the mood for it I might swap that for mini marshmallows.  Use your imagination because you really can’t go wrong with what you put in here.

21 thoughts on “Magic Bar Pie

    • I would love to think so but the condensed milk is very thick and then once it bakes it really settles in. I think if you can find a way to thicken the coconut milk it might work. Perhaps with the thicker version in the can and boil it a bit to get it thicker? It is worth a try. Plus the flavor of the milk would be awesome.

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