Five Layer Bars

by sunshine on September 10, 2008

This is an oldie, but goodie and SO delicious! For me, a little bit goes a long way. These Five Layer Bars are very rich, but oh-so-good! I have made them for company, church gatherings, pot lucks, and there are never any left overs. Plus, these bars are a cinch to make (which is almost a requirement for me these days!)

If you like butterscotch, I know a lot of people that like to add butterscotch chips along with the chocolate chips. I haven’t tried it yet, but I am sure it is good!

Five Layer Bars



  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips (or peanut butter chips)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, optional
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 sticks butter, melted
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press into bottom of a 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle remaining ingredients of mix over crumb mixture. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the layers. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into bars. (I usually cut these pretty small…like I said, a little bit goes a long way!)

Can’t get much easier than that! Enjoy!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Southern Fried Gal September 11, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Chocolate, butter and Paula Deen – can’t go wrong with that combo! Yum!


KelliK January 19, 2009 at 6:56 pm

These are also called magic cookie bars, and they are absolutely my favorite dessert in the world! SO good. 🙂


SANDI OLSON October 27, 2009 at 1:56 am

we know these bars as '"LAZY LADIES''


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