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Dark Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars

Dark Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars by 2sistersrecipes.com

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These Dark Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars are sinfully good and make the perfect little dessert in a hurry when you need one.  These magic bars are made with some of our favorite chocolate candies including the Andre Crème de Menthe, toffee bars, along with walnuts, raisins, shredded coconut, and chunks of dark chocolate.  And they’re perfect for all occasions.

 

 

Everyone loves a piece of chocolate, especially after dinner. 

Oh, and dark chocolate?  … even better. 

Any dark chocolate treat happens to be our favorite “go-to” when we need to satisfy our sweet tooth. 

And boy do we LOVE these magic bars!  

Great to whip up in a hurry…. and I mean they are perfect to make – refrigerate – and even freeze!

Dark Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars have a chewy filling, loaded with flavors along with a subtle peppermint undertone in every bite.  So good! 

Dark Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

Here’s Why You Will Love These Dark Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars:  

  • It’s a sweet concoction that is insanely delicious and loaded with antioxidants and omega-3. 

  • These little bars have a soft-cookie bottom and a chewy, nutty crunchy texture, along with a mild peppermint undertone.   

  • Loaded with dark chocolate, shredded coconut, walnuts, raisins, bits of toffee, and bits of Andre Creme de Menthe chocolate make these bars irresistible!

  • Individual bars make easy servings and a perfect size dessert. 

  • No need to serve with a fork, spoon, or plate – just a napkin will do!

  • A great make-in-advance treat and they stay fresh for days.

 

Dark Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

 

Ingredients Needed for Dark Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars:

 

For this easy recipe:

This dessert is all about layering each ingredient.  It’s that simple. 

1.  First, melted butter is poured on the bottom of the baking pan.  Second, a layer of crumbs over the butter.

2.  Next, a layer of condensed milk, and then walnuts, raisins, Andes Crème de Menthe chips, chopped pieces of toffee,  chopped Hershey’s dark chocolate, and shredded coconut are scattered on top.  All these layers and textures give these bars their irresistible taste and crunch. 

A photo of pour the milk over the cookie layer, and a photo of the final tray. by 2sistersrecipes.com

3.  Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.  Remove from oven. 

4.  The Last step, we scattered an additional layer of bittersweet chocolate or chocolate chips on top, transfer the pan back into the oven for 1 minute to melt.  Then quickly spread the chocolate over the entire surface, and scattered chopped walnuts on top.  (our full recipe card below)

5.  Chill for an hour or more.  

chopped chocolate pieces on a white cutting board. by 2sistersrecipes.com

When you cut them into pieces, they resemble little chocolate bars.  So sinfully good, with a subtle clean fresh taste of mint makes these dark chocolate magic cookie bars perfect to serve all year round! 

 
Dark Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars by 2sistersrecipes.com

These dark chocolate bars are fun, easy to make, bake and freeze.  They are always a huge hit every time we serve them.

A delicious treat!  Everyone will RAVE after one bite.  

Try them, and let us know! 

ENJOY!

 

More easy and delicious dark chocolate treats!

Yield: 24 to 28 bars

Dark Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars

Dark Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars by 2sistersrecipes.com

These Dark Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars are sinfully good and make the perfect little dessert in a hurry when you need one.  And they are perfect for all occasions.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 + 1/4 cups Graham cracker crumbs (or gluten-free)
  • 8 Tbsp. (1/4 lb. or 1 stick) sweet butter
  • 1 (14-ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup of Andes Crème de Menthe chocolates baking chips
  • 1 large (4.25 ounces (120 grams) Hersey's milk or a dark chocolate bar - chopped
  • 1/3 cup (1.4 ounces (39.5 grams) of Toffee chocolate bar - chopped
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened organic coconut
  • 1/2 cup walnuts - chopped

For The Final and Top Layer:

  • 1 + 1/2 cups bittersweet or semisweet (mini or regular) chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Equipment Needed:

  • 12 x 9 Baking Pan

Instructions

  1. Melt butter and pour into a 12" x 9" Baking pan.
  2. Scatter the graham crumbs over the melted butter evenly.
  3. Pour condensed milk over the crumbs.
  4. Scatter on top with Andes crème chocolates, dark chocolate bar pieces, toffee pieces, raisins, shredded coconut, and 1/2 cup of walnuts.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the oven you use.
  6. Remove pan from oven.
  7. Immediately scatter 1 +1/2 cups of dark chocolate chips on top.
  8. Return pan to the oven and bake for an additional 1 to 2 minutes, or until the chips turn shiny.
  9. Turn off the oven. Remove the pan from the oven again.
  10. Using the back of a spoon or a butter knife, spread the melted chocolate over the entire surface.
  11. Sprinkle on top with the remaining chopped walnuts.
  12. Leave the pan on your counter to cool completely before cutting for a few hours.
  13. Or, to speed up the cooling process, place the pan into your refrigerator for 2 hours or more, or into the freezer for 1 hour.
  14. Using a very sharp blade to cut the chocolate into (2 x 2-inch) square bars.
  15. Best kept chilled.  Store them in an air-tight container, refrigerate, or freeze for up to 2 weeks.
  16. Yields: 24 to 28 bars

Tried our Dark Chocolate Magic Cookie Bars?  If you do, please let us know and leave a comment with a star rating.  We’d greatly appreciate it. 

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Thanks for stopping by!  

 xo Anna and Liz

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Susan
    March 7, 2021 at 10:40 am

    My MIL used to make these and she called them ‘Hello Dolly Bars’. So delicious! I love your extra layer of chocolate on top, what a great idea.

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      March 7, 2021 at 11:23 am

      Thanks, Susan. These are so addicting because of all the candies and layers – they’re truly amazing! And the fact that it takes less than 10 minutes to put it all together, is even better! Have a great weekend, my friend! 🙂

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    Mimi
    March 2, 2021 at 9:08 am

    My husband would go nuts for these! He’s the chocolate peppermint guy in the family. Printing the recipe!

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      March 2, 2021 at 9:11 am

      Thanks so much Mimi! Have to tell you, they are addicting – to say the least! Enjoy!

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    bernadette Laganella
    March 2, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Look delicious and so very nice that they are quick.

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    annaliz
    December 18, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Thank you for leaving a lovely comment! We're glad you like the recipe!

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    [email protected] is How I Cook
    December 8, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Another fun version of magic cookie bars. Perfect for the season!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      December 9, 2013 at 10:30 pm

      Thanks Abbe, we make so many variations of these bars, so much fun!

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    CQUEK
    December 8, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    This sounds like the most fantastic flavor combination ever!

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      annaliz
      December 9, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks! These bars are so addicting! You have to try them!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    December 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Just perusing the list of ingredients makes me hungry. These look really good and no wonder you have to hide them!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      December 9, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      HI Maureen and welcome to 2sistersrecipes! Its so nice to meet you, and thank you for leaving a lovely comment.

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    Val
    December 8, 2013 at 3:39 am

    I'm an andes candies addict…..These are great!!

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    Inside a British Mum's Kitchen
    December 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I would not be safe with these around! LOVE milk chocolate and what a wonderful use of it!
    Mary x

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    Barbara Bakes
    December 10, 2011 at 3:13 am

    These are loaded with great ingredients! I remember eating something similar as a little girl.

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    December 9, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    That looks like a dessert my aunt used to make and I can never find the recipe for. I loved it too- this looks like it might be it.I can't wait to try it and surprise my mom with it over christmas

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