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Coconut Magic Bars

My birthday is coming up on December 13th (we won’t discuss my age…) and all I want are these absolutely incredible coconut magic bars.

My mom has agreed to make them for me and I am so excited. This is my all-time favorite dessert recipe. No, seriously!

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Coconut Magic Bars Recipe

These coconut magic bars (sometimes called magic cookie bars or even just magic bars) are so easy to make that it’s almost funny.

It doesn’t seem like something so TASTY could result from layering a few ingredients in a baking dish. Y’all, these coconut magic bars are like HEAVEN.

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I don’t typically go for dessert recipes that are quite this decadent, but I am just such a huge fan of the flavor combination. I am in love with coconut, chocolate, and pecans.

I could literally eat a whole pan of these bars!

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Even though these aren’t exactly a festive holiday dessert, I also love making them for our Christmas celebrations. My whole family looks forward to these scrumptious coconut magic cookie bars. If you’re looking for more easy desserts, don’t miss my yummy and simple cherry dump cake recipe.

Seven Layer Bars

So, quite a few of you have left comments on Facebook telling me that you are familiar with this recipe, but you call them seven layer bars.

Leave me a comment below and tell me what your family calls this tasty treat!

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Do you have a favorite dessert that you love having on your birthday? These coconut magic bars are out of this world and they may just become your new favorite dessert! :) Check out our fun tutorial video below to see just how easy these chewy bars are to make!

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Coconut Magic Bars

These ooey-gooey coconut magic cookie bars are my favorite dessert EVER!


  • ½  cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs, approximately 15 to 16 full sheets
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • ¾ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ⅔ cups sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Crush graham the crackers. Stir the brown sugar into the graham crackers; set aside.
  3. Put the ½ cup butter into an 8 x 8 baking pan; heat in the oven until butter is completely melted.
  4. Remove from the oven and evenly spread the graham cracker and brown sugar mixture over the melted butter.
  5. In layers, alternate the chocolate chips, coconut, and the pecans. Evenly pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top. Bake for 30 minutes or until the coconut is lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting.
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  1. My mother made them years ago and called them Hello Dollies but since then I have seen them called Magic Cookie Bars. Whatever you call them, they’re delicious and always a favorite of mine!

    Rating: 5
  2. My grandma made these every Christmas! We call them Hello Dollies. My brother just asked me to make him some for Christmas.

    Rating: 5
  3. Hello Dolly’s! But mine has butterscotch chips also. They are a favorite here too!

  4. I made these for my birthday coming up on the 15th. These are the best magic coconut bars ever! Super simple and easy to make, and taste delicious!!

    Rating: 5
  5. They look and sound they would be very good!
    Do these freeze well?

  6. Just wondering what the recipe would be in grams? Would really like to make them!

  7. One of my all time favorites, too! I used to make them all the time while I was growing up. We called them, “Hello Dollies.”

    Rating: 5
  8. We call them Magic Bars and use a mix of semi sweet chips and butterscotch chips.

  9. Looking forward to making this for Christmas- can the bars be frozen? I’m trying to get much of my Christmas baking done ahead of time

  10. I looked all over for my recipe yesterday to take to our Thanksgivving meal. Today looking for something completely different (quit ideas) I stumble on it. Guess I’ll be taking it to our Christmas meal! Thanks so much!

  11. Could I make these tonight and leave them covered on my counter until tomorrow?

  12. This is a very old recipe called “Hello Dollies”. I have no idea where the name originated but I’ve made this recipe for the holidays for about 30 years, I think. Love your emails!!  Peggy 

    Rating: 5
  13. My daughter and I have been making cookie baskets for 36 years. We call these yummy ones, Junk Bars, because we use up all the leftover coconut, chocolate, butterscotch, white chips and of course nuts!!!

    Rating: 5
  14. I’m making it now, it’s in the oven as I speak 👍🏻

  15. Not a comment. A question. If I double this could I do this in a 9 by 13 pan.
    Kathy Thomas

    • I don’t double them and I make them in a 13×9.  The bar is definitely thinner but my family likes them better this way!

  16. The toughest part of this recipe is waiting 30 minutes after taking them out of the oven to cut them and have the first one! Absolutely delicious!

    Rating: 5
  17. These look amazing!! I love coconut and these look so decadent. We will definitely be making these soon. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

  18. These look irresistibly good! Thanks for sharing!

  19. I wonder if I could use coconut oil instead of butter? And fresh coconut meat instead of dried? I will definitely make this with the subs I mentioned and will update you soon .thank you

  20. We share a birthday!!! I love these bar!!

    Rating: 5
  21. These look incredible! What great treats!

  22. These are delicious!  Currently making my second batch in as many weeks.  Thanks for sharing! 

  23. Oh yeah for me these would be magic alright, they would disappear quickly! I like this combination of flavors, I bet ithas a hint of an almond joy taste with the coconut and the chocolate. I wonder if you can put some almond extract in? Hmmm

    Rating: 5
  24. Going to give these a try!

  25. I have made these for years, 30+, but never put brown sugar in crust. They are so seeet without. As a small history lesson, my Mother made them too but they called them “Hello Dolly’s”. 

    Rating: 5
  26. Looks very good. Would try it out this month.

    Rating: 5
  27. Wow, this looks really great!!! I am going to make this TODAY!! :D YUM

    Rating: 5

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