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)

Ingredients:

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!

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So what are you baking this Christmas Eve?

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4 comments

  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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