Monday, October 31, 2011

Seven Layer Bars: Heaven in a Dessert

Warning: you should discontinue reading this if you are the type of person who will take a bite of dessert and then stop eating it. With seven layer bars, you will be tempted to eat the entire pan. Good news is, this is the easiest and most delicious recipe you will ever make. For all those college students who cannot manage to put together an apple tar tar tan (I do not blame you), this is the perfect dessert for you.

Growing up, this was the one recipe that my brothers and I could make without my mother. We just threw everything into a pan (sometimes arguing over which ingredient we each got to add), and in 35 minutes we had a delicious dessert. So, since I know at this point you must be on your toes about what the seven ingredients are, I will go ahead and list them. Butter, graham crackers, semisweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, walnuts, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk. The recipe could not be simpler. First, you add one stick of melted butter to the bottom of the pan. Then, sprinkle the graham crackers on top. Afterward, toss the semisweet chocolate chips on top followed by the butterscotch chips. Next, add the chopped walnuts and the coconut. Lastly, the sweetened condensed milk is poured on top sealing all of the ingredients into one, flawless dessert. The different textures of the coconut, chocolate, walnuts, and graham crackers combined with the sweetness of the condensed milk makes for that perfect gooey bite that will melt in your mouth.

So, next time you want to impress your roommate or significant other with an exquisite but scrumptious dessert, pull out this recipe (or just remember it like I do). Trust me, they will think you spent hours on the intricate layers. One last suggestion, this is the perfect break-up food. You will eat the entire pan and never look back on your ex. All in all, I am ever endowed to the genius that created this recipe and after trying it, you will be too.


1 stick of butter, melted
1 cup of graham crackers
1 normal sized bag of semisweet chocolate chips
1 smaller bag of butterscotch chips
1 cup of chopped walnuts
1 cup of coconut
1 can of sweetened condensed milk


Layer the ingredients (starting with the melted butter, and ending with the sweetened condensed milk in 9x13 pan. Bake it for 35-40 minutes in a 350 degree oven.


  1. YUMMY! .. I sometimes like to add Reese PB chips into the mix too... 8 layer? loved this post.



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