GUEST POST: Christmas Magic Cookie Bars from Love From the Oven

Hi there, I’m Christi and you can usually find me over at my blog, Love From The Oven. I am so happy to be back again for a second year here at In Katrina’s Kitchen “I’ll Bring The Cookies” event. I love Katrina and her blog. Katrina and I both started our blogs at the same time, I think down to the same week, so it’s been fun to watch our blogs grow together.

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite treats- Christmas Magic Cookie Bars

Christmas Magic Cookie Bars slice close up on a white plate with red baking dish in the background

I used Nestle’s Holiday Baking Chips and some Christmas M&M’s, but use whatever you have or what sounds good to you. I also added in some red, green and white sprinkles for extra color and because sprinkles make everything sweeter.

ingredients- red, white, and green sprinkles, holiday baking chocolate chips, coconut, graham cracker crumbs, holiday candies

All of your ingredients go into the pan and then you just pop it in the oven. So simple.

In addition to the amazing taste, I love that these bar cookies are so flexible. Whatever baking chips and bits you have in your pantry, you can use them up in these Christmas Magic Cookie Bars

close up picture of 7 layer magic cookie bars on a white plate

I hope you enjoy this colorful spin on a classic dessert favorite.

a slice of Christmas magic cookie bar on a white plate with a fork

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Christmas Magic Cookie Bars

Soft and Chewy Magic Cookie Bars

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  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, divided into 1/2 cup portions
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped, optional
  • 1 cup M&M's candy
  • 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut


  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat a 13 x 9-inch baking pan generously with non-stick cooking spray.
  • COMBINE graham cracker crumbs and butter in a small bowl. Press into the bottom of a prepared pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the crumb mixture. Layer with coconut, chocolate chips, M&M candies, sprinkles, and nuts if desired. Press down firmly with a fork. 
  • BAKE 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool on a wire rack for at least one hour. Cut into bars, serve, and enjoy.


Calories: 420kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 28g, Sugar: 30g
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Thank you so much to Katrina for inviting me to the cookie party again this year. She is awesome, and I hope you enjoy all of the amazing cookie recipes in I’ll Bring The Cookies!