Christmas Magic Cookie Bars

It’s Christmas Eve today – I’m still desperately hoping against hope for a snow storm (although I know how unlikely it is!)  At the minute, it’s just falling down a bit lightly and I can smell the brownies I have in the oven.  I can think of nothing nicer than curling up in my childhood bed in my XL size pink flannel pajamas that I’ve worn every Christmas since I was 16 and letting the snow fall down around me.

But I think these magic cookie bars will put you in a holiday mood, snow or no snow!  Based on this recipe from Love from the Oven, I had a bit of extra Christmas candy – odds and ends that my mum had sent me and I wanted to use up from other recipes.  Magic cookie bars are a really cool recipe in that, once you have the basic idea down, you can substitute various candies, flavours of graham cracker and really be a bit creative!  I knew I wanted to use my lovely Candy Cane Oreos for something other than Oreo truffles and so I decided that they would make a really great crust.  This is more of an idea than a recipe – a lot of it isn’t measured in precise quantities and should be made to taste!

Christmas Magic Cookie Bars (adapted from Love from the Oven)


1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter

1 package of Candy Cane Oreos

1 cup Christmas mint M&Ms

1 cup Tollhouse Christmas chocolate chips

1/2 cup dessicated coconut

1 can of sweetened condensed milk

2012-12-15 19.25.17Start by crushing up the candy cane Oreos.  Mix with the melted butter to create a layer of Oreo crumbs.  Press evenly on the bottom of a greased brownie tin.

2012-12-15 21.14.152012-12-15 20.59.31Sprinkle the M&Ms, chocolate chips and coconut over the Oreo layer.

2012-12-15 21.21.35Pour the sweetened and condensed milk over the entire pan – make sure it’s spread evenly.

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Bake at 180C for about 20 minutes (or until the condensed milk is clearly browned).  Let it sit for several hours and then cut up and enjoy!


So what are you baking this Christmas Eve?



  1. Ohh man, these look SO good!

    1. Thanks! Hope you’re having a lovely Christmas!

      On 25 December 2012 02:36, The Baking Process

  2. […] – the traditional cookies we made every Christmas, her amazing Seven Layer Bars (adapted in a Christmas recipe by me) and her omni-present chocolate chip cookies.  So when I received a copy of  Shauna […]

  3. Nice Spatula!!!

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