Magic Bars ~

We were having a family get together on Saturday and I decided to try this recipe for Magic Bars that I saw on Trish’s blog and that she posted on the MGCC blog (Mennonite Girls Can Cook). I blew it right off the top cuz I only bought one package of Fig Newtons and 42 Fig Newtons means you need 2 packages! Hey did y’all know that Oreos come in a Golden Variety??

Magic Bars with a twist by ellen b.

45 Newton cookies/ Strawberry or Raspberry/ Trish and I used Fig (you’ll need 2 packages)
1 (14oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup pecan pieces (walnuts would work, too)
8 Golden Oreos or regular ones if you can’t find the Golden broken up into pieces
1/4 cup shredded coconut (Lana and Steve B. you can omit the coconut!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper. Lay Newtons side by side in pan to fill bottom. (Here’s where I went wrong so I improvised and used the Golden Oreo’s to fill the rest of the pan. Yikes I hope they turn out ok… Pour condensed milk over the top of this layer.

Yep one package left me a little short…

Sorry to say as creative as this improvise was it did not work!!

Stir together chocolate chips, nuts, broken up pieces of Oreos, and coconut. Sprinkle over the Newtons and condensed milk.


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

The finished product out of the oven. The Fig Newton side cut well into squares but here’s the improvised side…

Thankfully there were enough bars to share from the Newton side…


These were easy and good when you follow the recipe and buy enough Fig Newtons. The Fig flavor was well received but I’m thinking I’ll try Raspberry next time. Enjoy…

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About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

11 thoughts on “Magic Bars ~

  1. Mmm… I’d bet they taste magical too — I am so glad I finally got in front of the computer and get caught up with my bloggy friends. I was out almost all day. I made the apple crisp for my Bible Study this morning — it was well received by the Chinese ladies. “Not too sweet” was their comment, and that’s why they liked it, haha.

  2. Well…my my…these look super on your site! Glad they turned out…interesting innovation – to crumble the cookies as you did. And as one blogger put it…I think ice cream topping would have been a terrific use for that portion of the pan. Grin. Glad they turned out. Let me know how the raspberry ones turn out…I bet they are rather tastier than the fig.

  3. Oh yum-o! I’ve made the magic cookie bars, but with graham crackers or something. These look WAY better with the figgies on the bottom and my family LOVES fig newtons! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Dontcha just love the Mennonite Girls?


  4. Thanks for keep’n it real, including the goof in this scrumptious post. I have this sudden craving for chocolate, and oreos, and fig newtons, and nuts……….

    I’ll have to look for those golden oreos!

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