Magic Bars

I have to admit....I was a bit skeptical. But in suddenly needing a quick 'boys' bar square for an afternoon get together I was desperate to quickly use what was at hand. I dashed to Cookie Madness where I have been successful before. Here was this terrific recipe with ALL the ingredients I had in the cooking cupboard. Well, okay...I had no idea what Golden Oreos were but I assumed the vanilla ones would do. The only changes I made were to use a mixture of pecan and walnuts (as I did not have enough pecans) and I only had fig newtons at home. My choco chips were of the tinier variety but equally as good.

Oh, and the cream cheese in the ingredient picture?
Not was just along for the 'ride'
as it was waiting for a photo session with my next baking venture.


45 Newton cookies, strawberry or raspberry (I used fig)
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk (that is a 300 g can for us Canadians)
1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips (I only had mini chips but worked well)
1 cup pecan pieces (did 1/2 pecan and 1/2 walnut)
8 regular or Golden Oreos, broken up (not crushed) (Vanilla Oreos?)
1/4 cup shredded, sweetened coconut (optional) Yes....a must use in my house

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13×9 inch baking pan with parchment.

Lay Newton cookies side by side across bottom of lined dish, packing closely together. Pour condensed milk over Newtons.

Stir together chocolate chips, pecan pieces, broken up sandwich cookies and coconut (if using) and sprinkle over the Newtons.

Bake for 22-25 minutes. Let cool, then chill for a while. Cut into 24 bars.


  1. They sound like magic bars! Next time I get stuck with a pkg of fig Newtons because I craved one and got my fix, I will know what to do with them.

  2. Whoa! I've got to try these. What an interesting conglomeration!!

  3. Did you like them? Did they stay together? Were they well received? I have to take something to Bible Study Sunday and was just wondering. Jancd

  4. Yep....but listen...I did make one mistake. I did NOT use the parchment is absolutely imperative that you do or you will have a hard time getting them out of the pan. Yep...well received by the 'boys'...very sweet though and it did hold together. Use bigger chocolate chips or even chopped chocolate...that will 'meld' the ingredients that are on top that much better. Good Luck!~

  5. By the way...that is the finished product on the first photograph that I have included there so you can see that they cut well.

  6. Those look great! What an interesting combination of ingredients.