Seven-Layer Bars

Seven-Layer Bars, dream bars, magic bars: Whatever you call them, these are all derivations of the same decadently gooey, graham cracker-crusted sweet treat. Yes, we've ensured that this variation does, in fact, have seven layers. And better yet, these bars come together in a flash! 

20 mins
25 to 30 mins
2 hrs 30 mins
16 bars
Seven-Layer Bars - select to zoom
Seven-Layer Bars - select to zoom
Seven-Layer Bars - select to zoom


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare an 8" square pan with a parchment sling or reusable silicone liner, then lightly grease the sides of the pan.  

  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Firmly press the mixture into the bottom of the pan; a flat-bottomed measuring cup or glass helps smooth the bottom. Set aside.  

  3. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the crust.  

  4. Top with chocolate chunks, white chocolate chips, nuts, and coconut flakes.  

  5. Bake the bars for 25 to 30 minutes, until the coconut is lightly toasted.  

  6. Allow the bars to cool completely before serving; this will take 60 to 90 minutes at room temperature. Place the bars in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill before removing from the pan, cutting, and serving; the bars are easiest to cut when the crust is cold. 

  7. Combine the caramel with the milk or cream, and heat in the microwave at 5 to 10 second intervals until the caramel is pourable, stirring to combine. 

  8. Drizzle the caramel over the bars before serving. 

  9. Store any leftover Seven-Layer Bars, well covered, in the refrigerator for up to one week; freeze for longer storage.   

Tips from our Bakers

  • If you don’t have a can of sweetened condensed milk, substitute with the following. Beat 4 tablespoons (57g) melted butter, 1/3 cup (75g) boiling water, 3/4 cup (149g) granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon King Arthur Pure Vanilla Extract, and 1 cup (142g) dried whole milk until thick and smooth. Pour over the crust, then top with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, nuts, and coconut flakes. Bake as directed.