5 Layer Cookie Bars
Once upon a time I went to my grandpa’s house in Florida and had these outstanding cookie bars that haven’t stopped raving about since. I found them staring at me from a tupperware container on the kitchen counter. There were only two left but one of them was calling my name. Chocolate chips, graham cracker crust, pecans and everything else delicious in between, I couldn’t get over how good this gosh darn cookie tasted. I begged to find out where they came from and how I could replicate this deliciousness at home.
I found out they my grandpa’s wife’s daughter made them from a 5 layer bar recipe she clipped from Gourmet magazine. It had butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, pecans and graham cracker crust. Can you even think of a better cookie? Yum! Not to mention, the recipe sounded easy as pie.
I bought mass quantities of each of the ingredients and hoped to bake up a few batches for some holiday gifts. But, unfortunately I became a bit discouraged after batch number one. The chips did not stay as intact as I wanted them to and after an entire night of cooling, they were still melty and spread around as I attempted to cut the pan into bars. Something was wrong, even though I followed the recipe to a tee. The outer edges were burnt and the inside seemed not cooked enough. Maybe it’s our oven but I was disappointed.
Has anyone ever made these before? If so, can you tell me what I did wrong? I still recommend the recipe because I know that it is in fact responsible for creating something delicious. I’m the one at fault. :)
These are some of the tastiest cookies I’ve ever had!
1 1/2 C. graham cracker crumbs
1 stick salted butter, melted
1/2 C. chopped pecans
1 C. butterscotch chips
1 C. chocolate chips
1 C. shredded coconut
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a bowl. Press into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle pecans, coconut flakes, butterscotch chips and chocolate chips on top in layers. Pour can of sweetened condensed milk over mixture and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool and cut into bars.
This recipe is clipped from Gourmet magazine!