There's an old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Not a winning example of grammar, but I'm certain it applies to traditional family recipes that have been perfected over multiple generations. They may not be healthy so to speak, but they sure as heck "ain't broke."
Grandma Bun's Magic Cookie Bars are just that . . . a timeless recipe in our family from my paternal grandmother, "Grandma Bun." It's a super easy recipe, but it's amazing how the mere smell of them baking can bring back so many good memories. I could have made them healthier, but for the holidays, it just felt right to keep the integrity of the original recipe alive.
Grandma Bun's Magic Cookie Bars
active time: 15 min.
total time: 40 min.
- 1/2 Cup butter
- 2 Cup graham cracker crumbs
- 6 oz shredded coconut
- 6 oz chocolate chips
- 6 oz butterscotch chips
- 1 Cup walnuts
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- Melt butter and pour into baking pan. Pat in graham crackers and press into bottom. Begin to layer in this order: coconut, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, walnuts. Pour sweetened condensed milk over top and let settle into pan.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook 25 -30 minutes at 350 degrees.
MAKE AHEAD TIP
- Follow PREP directions the day before.
- When ready to eat, follow COOK directions.
This post is dedicated, in loving memory, to Bernadean Flinn Murphy (hence the "Bun"). She was a shining Irish beauty who modestly set an example of pure excellence in her community.
"Would anybody like another cookie?"
-B. F. Murphy