Magic Christmas Bars

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Magic Christmas Bars-Magic bars also known as Seven Layer bars all dressed up for the Holidays

Magic Christmas Bars-Magic bars also known as Seven Layer bars all dressed up for the Holidays

Do you ever wander around the grocery store with a list. Intent on only getting those items that are on your list and nothing extra? I always take a list when I go shopping. I have a different list for each store I shop at. I know where the best prices are for things like toilet paper (Dollar General) Meats (my local Freshway first thing in the morning) Butter (Kroger when they have a sale.) For my big run it’s always to Walmart.  Milk, eggs, flour, sugar, the usual stuff on the list.  I wander around the store before heading to the grocery section, especially this time of year.

Finally in the food area, I go slowly down the baking isle. There might be something new I need to have. Or chocolate chips might be on sale. You can never have enough chocolate chips. Just before Thanksgiving, they put out all the holiday baking items. I’m such a sucker, a big display, and these Holiday Morsels are just calling to me. Red and Green Chips, mixed in with semi-sweet. Luckily, only 2 bags jumped into my cart. Home and put away, I forgot about them. Until today.

Magic Christmas Bars-Magic bars also known as Seven Layer bars all dressed up for the Holidays

I was all set to make something else, I had the idea in my head, I was excited about it. Then I saw these chips. Christmas is next week. I have to do something with them. I could have just whipped up a batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies but I was in a bar mood. Then it hit me, Seven Layer Bars, I’ll just change up the layers.

I go through the cabinets, pull out what I need and 40 minutes later, I’m tapping my foot waiting for these to cool off so I can have one. I finally went and did some laundry, made another batch of bars (I’ll share those with you next week) Made a few lists for my big shopping trip tomorrow. Finally. Cool enough to cut and try. These bars are perfect for the holidays. A warning, they are super sweet but my family all said they were amazing and don’t change a thing.

Magic Christmas Bars-Magic bars also known as Seven Layer bars all dressed up for the Holidays

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Magic Christmas Bars

Magic Christmas Bars

Magic Christmas Bars


  • 2 cups crushed vanilla cookies (I used imitation Vanilla wafers)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter melted (1 stick)
  • 1 bag Holiday chocolate Morsels
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 bag Holiday M&Ms
  • 1 cans sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray or grease a 9 x 13 pan.
  2. Combine crushed cookies, cocoa and butter till combined and cookie crumbs are moist. Spread evenly in bottom of pan, pressing down to form a crust.
  3. Now start layering the rest of the ingredients. Holiday Morsels, Pecans, White chocolate chips and most of the M&Ms. I kept out about a handful to sprinkle on after the milk. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over the entire pan, make sure to cover all the nooks and crannies. Sprinkle remaining M&Ms on top.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, just until milk begins to turn golden. Let cool completely before cutting.


Magic Christmas Bars-Magic bars also known as Seven Layer bars all dressed up for the Holidays

I love all the color in these bars!

Looking for some other Holiday treats to brighten your dessert table, check out
Peppermint Crumble Bars from Something Swanky
Candy Cane Oreo Bars form Shugary Sweets
Candy Cane Fudge Brownie Cookies from Roxana’s Home Baking
Peppermint Twist Kiss Cookies from Alida’s Kitchen
And here are a few more holiday treats!

If you like Andes Mints, you will love this Mint Chocolate Bark!

Mint Chocolate Bark

Turtle Bark-Chocolate, Pecans and Caramel all come together in this easy to make Bark.

Turtle Bark

Swedish Christmas Cookies-a delightful blend of spices combine to give you a delicate, tasty cookie

Swedish Christmas Cookies

Chocolate decorator Cookies

Chocolate Decorator Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies-also called Wedding cakes or Snowballs- Pecans, a few simple ingredients and lots of powdered sugar!

Mexican Wedding Cookies

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. So pretty! I am jealous, as I have not seen the holiday morsels in my grocery store. I may have to brave WalMart just to see if they are carrying them!

  2. I’d like a little magic in my mouth right now! YUM! I had to pin this!!

  3. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    Okay, so I MAKE store lists every week for my routine shopping trip every Friday morning. But that doesn’t mean I have to follow the list entirely 🙂 hehe. I love those red and green morsels–they taste SO good. And these bars look fantastic! You know how I heart magic bars <3

  4. Amanda @ Survival Guide by The Working Mom says:

    Those look DELICIOUS!!! My mouth is watering. 🙂

  5. I have that same problem with stuff jumping into my cart, despite the fact that I always go shopping with a list. I could definitely go for one of these festive Christmas bars right now – yum!

  6. I linger in the baking aisle so much…and stuff always jumps in my cart!! 🙂 These are gorgeous! Magic bars rock.

  7. Wow, these really are Christmas in a dessert bar! 🙂

  8. Wow, that is a masterpiece! Very visually impressive & divine bars!

  9. Ha ha, I totally wander the baking aisle Everytime! Even though 90% of the time I have no reason to be there! These look beautiful – so festive!

  10. This is really getting me excited for christmas! Ho ho ho! Goodbye diet – See you in the new year! I’m officially ready to eat loads of sweets like this soon…

  11. Great name for these…they look so festive 🙂

  12. Joan, these are so festive, I imagine they’d disappear like hot cakes where ever you took them!

  13. These are perfect for Christmas! Love the green and red touches. I would have a very hard time just eating one!!!!

  14. I love seven layer bars– and these look so festive! Could easily be switched up for different occasions! Thanks for sharing at Pin It Thursday- I featured you here

  15. Drool worthy treats that I know I could keep on the counter long. I love the festive M&M’s I always buy the holiday ones so now I can do this for another holiday too!

  16. So much fun for Christmas…so very hard for my cutting back on sweet ideas;)Ok-just one little bite;)

  17. Wow, this looks amazing!!!

  18. This post REALLY grabbed my attention. The recipe is so pretty with all the red and green M & M’s. I bet my kids will eat these as soon as they come out of the oven. They look wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  19. These could be the most festive Christmas cookies ever! I have been going crazy these past few weeks buying all kinds of fun baking toppings. I can’t stop myself! 🙂

  20. Made these for a friend’s Xmas party and they were a hit! One person called them “heaven”!


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