Five Days of Christmas Cookies – Day 2

Baking burns 168 – 348 calories an hour (according the Livestrong Foundation and My Fitness Pal). December 2020

Here we are, it is Day 2 of 5 days of Christmas cookies. Each day this week features a different cookie recipe – some favorites and some hoping to become favorites. If you missed the first day, follow the link below.

Day 2 – Holiday Magic Bars

Today we are making my favorite. A super easy recipe from Good Housekeeping magazine in the 1970’s. I fell in love with it then and have been making it ever since. It is layer upon layer of coconut, chocolate chips and nuts that come together to make this luscious bar cookie. It is magic!

Ready to bake

Step 1: The crust

  • Melt 1/2 c. margarine in a 13″ x 9″ pan
  • Sprinkle 1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs evenly over melted butter

Step 2: The layers

  • Pour 1 c. sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs
  • Sprinkle 6 oz. chocolate chips over the milk
  • Sprinkle 3 1/2 oz. coconut flakes over the chocolate chips
  • Top with 1 c. chopped nuts
  • Press layers down gently

Step 3: Bake, Cool, Cut

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 mins. Cool. Cut into squares.


I’d love to hear from you. What’s your favorite cookie? Do you have a Christmas baking tradition or recipe? Use the comments box below to share your thoughts.

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