Happy Fall everyone! I know I am a few days late, but, I have been very busy and a little overwhelmed and stressed out wity school. I am taking an accounting class and it is just so confusing to me and my first test is tomorrow. Accounting is just about a bunch of numbers and putting them in the right places and knowing assets, from liabilites and equity's and a bunch of other stuff like that! BLAHHHH is all I have to say about that, it makes me feel stupid! Plus, it has been taking time away from my baking and blogging. I would much rather be spending my time baking my favorite fall treats, sharing them with you and searching other blogs for yummy recipes : )!
Since baking is such a stress reliever for me, I did have to sneak a little time in for it, otherwise I would go CRAZY just staring at my accounting book and accounting homework on the computer. I love how the whole baking process is so soothing and comforting, from finding the perfect recipe, to the prepping of all the ingredients, to the mixing and stirring, the aroma that fills the air while baking, the cooling, and finally the tasting! So, I baked up Eagle Brand's Seven Layer Cookie Bars with a few changes. I topped a buttery graham cracker crust with one of my favorite fall candy's, adorable little candy corn which made these bars a little extra chewy in a great way, along with shredded coconut, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips and poured on the sweetened condensed milk and then sprinkled it with fall colored M&M's. These little magic bars are so delicious and sweet and the combination of flavors complement each other so well. The few minutes while I was enjoying one of these bars filled with goodies made me feel.....well, magical!
Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars: (Eagle Brand, adapted by me)
-1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
-1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
-1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
-1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1 cup butterscotch chips
-1 1/3 cups shredded coconut
-1 cup candy corn
-M&M's (fall colored), for sprinkling
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for glass baking pan). In small bowl combine graham cracker crumbs and butter; mix well. Press mixture firmly on bottom of 13x9 baking pan.
2. In a medium bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut and candy corn; mix well. Pour on top of graham cracker crumbs and sprinkle with M&M's.
3. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.