Oatmeal Cookie Magic Bars – Crazy for Crust

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Move over magic bars – these are OATMEAL COOKIE Magic Bars! If you have a sweet tooth like me, this magic bar recipe I’m about to share with you will satisfy your cravings for days. This is a multilayered dessert heaven!

stacked bars with chocolate chips baked in on a drying rack
Table of Contents
  1. Magic Bars with Oatmeal Cookie Crust
  2. Ingredients in 7 layer bars
  3. Magic Bar Toppings
  4. How to make oatmeal magic bars
  5. Oatmeal Cookie Magic Bars Recipe Recipe

These treats are so magically good, you probably won’t believe it. Especially when you add my special touch, the delicious cookie crust!

I’m sharing the best magic bar recipe you’ll ever use: magic bars but with oatmeal cookie crust! It’s a multilayer dessert dream.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Don’t you love a recipe where you can easily customize it to your taste buds? You have options in this recipe!
  • These freeze well and are absolutely delicious

Ingredients in 7 layer bars

  • Butter- softened and unsalted work best for this recipe
  • Sugar- you’ll want to use both brown and granulated sugar for this
  • Egg- I always use large eggs
  • baking soda- for leavening
  • Cinnamon- a must with oatmeal cookies
  • Vanilla extract- always use pure vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour- be sure to spoon and level it in the measuring cup – don’t pack it.
  • Quick Oats- Make your own quick oats if you only have rolled or old fashioned oats.
  • Chocolate Chips- feel free to use any kind of chocolate you like
  • toppings of your choice (see below)
  • Sweetened condensed milk- make sure you’re not using evaporated milk. This is what gives the magic bar a thick, creamy and chewy sweet experience that you’ll love.
stacked bars with chocolate chips baked in on a drying rack

How to make oatmeal magic bars

  1. Prepare above: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13” pan with foil or parchment and spray well with cooking spray. These are very sticky and the foil helps remove them easily from the pan, but it’s not mandatory.
  2. Make the dough: Cream butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in baking soda and cinnamon. Slowly beat in flour. Mix in oats.
  3. Baking: Press the dough into the pan. Dough will be sticky so it helps to spray your hands with cooking spray. It will be a thin layer on the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove hot pan from oven and sprinkle evenly with toppings. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top (try to avoid having it touch the sides of the pan). Return to oven and bake for 25-30 more minutes until the edges are browning and the top seems semi-set.
  5. Store: Cool completely before cutting. They’ll be very gooey – easier to cut once fully cool. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days or freeze in a single layer for up to 3 months.
stacked bars with chocolate chips baked in on a drying rack

Expert Tips

Remember, you can customize this recipe to your liking. Not a raisin person? Add in your favorite candy instead! This magic bar recipe is flexible and can be changed to anyone’s liking.

FAQs

How do you know when magic bars are done?

Once you see the top browned a bit and the outer corners melt.

How to store 7 layer bars?

Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator or room temperature.

Can you freeze magic bars?

Yes, you can freeze them in a single layer for up to 3 months.

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Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 45 minutes

Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup (100g) packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (124g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups Quick Oats
  • 2 cups some sort of chocolate chips (see notes)
  • 2 cups additional toppings (see notes)
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13” pan with foil or parchment and spray well with cooking spray. These are very sticky and the foil helps remove them easily from the pan, but it’s not mandatory.

  • Cream butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in baking soda and cinnamon. Slowly beat in flour. Mix in oats.

  • Press the dough into the pan. Dough will be sticky so it helps to spray your hands with cooking spray. It will be a thin layer on the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

  • Remove hot pan from oven and sprinkle evenly with toppings. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top (try to avoid having it touch the sides of the pan). Return to oven and bake for 25-30 more minutes until the edges are browning and the top seems semi-set. These stay sticky, and sometimes the chips (especially butterscotch) melt around the edges.

  • Cool completely before cutting. They’ll be very gooey – easier to cut once fully cool. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days or freeze in a single layer for up to 3 months.

Toppings: This is a seven layer bar – but you can use as many layers as you want – just be sure to use 4 cups of toppings and make sure at least 2 cups are some sort of chocolate chips.
Chocolate Chip Ideas: Use 2 cups (or mix and match):

  • Milk, semi-sweet, or white chocolate chips or chunks
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Peanut Butter Chips

Additional Toppings: Use 2 cups (or mix and match):

  • Toffee Bits
  • M&Ms
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
  • Butterfinger Bits
  • Chopped Peanut Butter Cups

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Dish: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.005mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Other Magic Cookie Bar Recipes

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Last Updated on January 16, 2023

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