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Saturday, 05 September 2015 17:28

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7 Layer Magic Bars 7 Layer Magic Bars Jules Shepard
These vegan, gluten free 7 layer magic bar Hello Dollies are an addictive chocolatey, grahamy, coconutty, ooey gooey delicious favorite!

  • Ingredients:
    Magic Cookie Bars
    7 Tbs. butter or non-dairy alternative (Earth Balance® Buttery Sticks, may use Soy Free)
    1 1/2 cups gluten-free graham crackers, crushed (gfJules™Graham Cracker Mix)
    1 cup flaked coconut
    1/2 cup Certified Gluten-Free Oats
    1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or a combination, dairy or non-dairy (I use Enjoy Life® dairy-free chips)
    1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
    14 oz sweetened, condensed milk (or vegan/non-dairy recipe below)Vegan Sweetened Condensed Milk
    2 11 oz. containers So Delicious® Dairy Free Culinary Coconut Milk (2 regular containers or 1 regular, 1 lite)
    3/4 cup granulated cane sugar
  • Instructions:
    Vegan Sweetened Condensed Milk
    Sweetened condensed milk is simply evaporated milk (approximately 60% concentrated milk) plus granulated sugar.

    To make, combine the milks and sugar into a large saucepan, stirring over medium heat until the sugar is fully dissolved and the milk has thickened quite a bit. Stir periodically so that the milk doesn’t scald as it bubbles, and remove from the heat when the milk is thicker and has reduced to 14-16 ounces. This process may take 1-2 hours, so budget your recipe time accordingly.

    Once thickened and reduced, allow the mixture to cool somewhat before using in your recipe. Pour milk through a strainer into a large measuring cup and divide out 13-14 ounces for this recipe, storing any unused milk in a sealed container in the refrigerator for use in another recipe (use within a week).

    Magic Bar Cookies

    Preheat oven to 350° F (static); 325° F (convection).

    Line a 9×13 pan with aluminum foil to make the bars easier to remove. Melt the butter and pour into the lined dish, pour the crumbs into the pan on top of the melted butter, but do not stir. Layer the remaining ingredients in the order outlined below:

    • coconut
    • oats
    • chocolate chips
    • nuts
    Finally, pour the sweetened condensed milk over the bars in a lattice pattern. Ultimately, the milk will fill in over the entire top and seep into and around the other ingredients to hold them together into a bar cookie.

    Bake for 25-30 minutes, just until the milk has turned a light brown color. Allow to cool, then refrigerate until solid before cutting bars. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer. Serve chilled or slightly warm topped by your favorite ice cream (I love So Delicious® Almond Milk Dairy Free, Vanilla flavor!)
  • Serves: 24
  • Cuisine: American (general)
  • Cooking method: Bake
  • Special ingredients: no fresh / raw fruits that don't get cooked by the end of the recipe, no fermented / pickled foods, no seeds, no beans / legumes / pulses, no dried / ground spices, no meat / poultry, no alcohol
  • Just right for...: Great for kids, Comfort food, Picnics, Lunchboxes/on-the-go, Halloween Treats
  • Top 8 allergens?: gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, peanut-free
  • Active/prep time: 15-30 minutes
  • Total time (inc active/prep): 30-45 minutes
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