Magic Bars #Choctoberfest

Magic Bars make a delicious  bar cookie with  a crumb base, chocolate, coconut and  pecans for the chocolate lover in all  of us!

Magic Bars
Magic Bars

By Sue Lau |  Palatable Pastime

Magic Bars is  my  recipe of the day is with Choctoberfest. All week long this blogging group will be sharing chocolate recipes. And there is also  a  giveaway for a KitchenAid Mixer, so be sure you sign up for that.

There are various  kinds of  Magic Bar recipes around– this one uses crushed ritz  crackers with toppings of  coconut, pecans and chocolate chips. They are really  yummy.

Magic Bars

I’ll  admit  I have had this recipe for quite some time now  without posting  it, because I forgot where I put the recipe I wrote down. Luckily  it turned up before I lost the photos as well. This is not the kind of recipe you want to lose!

In fact, I  think  I am going  to have  to  make another batch this week!

I do use unsweetened coconut in  this- that is not a typo. Find it in  the health food section.  It helps keep these from  being yucky sweet.

And after you cut them up,  it’s  a great idea to pack  them  into a  cookie tin inside of  muffin papers to  keep  them  tidy.

Welcome to Choctoberfest 2020!


#Choctoberfest is our annual celebration of chocolate recipes, now in its 6th year. I’ve teamed up with some talented food bloggers to share dozens of milk, dark, and white chocolate dishes for this year’s virtual event. Plus, we’ve pooled our resources to bring you an exciting giveaway you don’t want to miss!

The  Recipes

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One lucky winner will receive a KitchenAid mixer – or if you already have a mixer you can instead opt to receive a KitchenAid gift card to purchase your choice of attachments or other kitchen tools. To enter, simply follow the directions here:

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The fine print: Open worldwide to entrants who are 18+ (except where prohibited). Winner will receive a KitchenAid Classic Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer or the equivalent in a gift card. Giveaway ends on October 16 at 11:59 PM Eastern. This giveaway is not sponsored by KitchenAid, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, or any other third party sites. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. See terms & conditions for more information.

Participating Bloggers

Check any of these blogs throughout the week for delicious chocolate recipes!

Magic Bars

Magic Bars

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Magic Bars


Magic Bars

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 32


  • 2 sleeves Ritz whole wheat crackers (185 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 10 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate mini morsels
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk


  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Butter the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  • Crush the crackers (putting them inn a ziploc bag and crushing with a rolling pin works best).
  • Stir the cinnamon, flour and brown sugar into the crumbs and mix well.
  • Stir the vanilla into the melted butter then add the butter to the crumb mixture, mixing well.
  • Press the crumbs evenly into the bottom of the baking pan.
  • Bake the crumb crust for 15 minutes at 325F.
  • Mix the coconut, pecans and chocolate chips in a mixing bowl.
  • Sprinkle all but a handful over the crust.
  • Drizzle the condensed milk over all, topping with the last handful of coconut, pecans and chocolate chips.
  • Bake 25 minutes more.
  • Cool completely then cut into squares.


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