Magic Bars are the perfect last minute treat to make, so try these Orange and Black Cookies and Cream Halloween Magic Bars! They are fun, festive, and full of spooky flavors!
It’s crazy to think that at my age, I had never baked a pan of magic bars (a.k.a. 7 layer bars.) I don’t even think I’d ever tried them before. If I had, I certainly would have asked for the recipe. For months I’ve been drooling over pictures of magic bars seen on blogs and pinterest. I decided I needed to give them a try.
It took me less than ten minutes to make an Oreo crust, pour on a can of sweetened condensed milk and sprinkle on Halloween Oreo’s and Halloween Orange and Black Chips. The magic, I found, happens when the heat from the oven caramelizes the creamy milk. It glues everything together in one crunchy, chewy, chocolaty bar.
You can go crazy thinking up combinations for these bars. The possibilities are unlimited. As usual, though, I wanted my magic bars to be a festive treat for the upcoming holiday, thus the orange and black motif for Halloween. It isn’t quite as crafty as many of my projects, but I will definitely be serving these at many parties to come.
Halloween Cookies ‘n Cream Magic Bars
Ingredients:30 Oreo Cookies, crushed into fine crumbs
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
14 Halloween Oreo Cookies, broken into small pieces not crumbs
1 (11 ounce) bag of Nestle Halloween Semi-Sweet Chocolate and Orange Colored Morsels**Note: After a reader wrote to say her bars weren’t very orange, I thought it would be a good idea to reserve half of the Halloween Chips, bake the bars, then sprinkle on the reserved chips and melt them just slightly. That way your bars are sure to look nicely black and orange. The recipe has be adjusted.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9 inch by 13 inch baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil.
Mix the Oreo crumbs with melted butter and press it into the bottom of the pan.
Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the crust.
Sprinkle on pieces of Halloween Oreos and half of the Halloween morsels.
Bake for 25-27 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle on the reserved half a bag of Halloween morsels. Return to the oven for 3-5 minutes until the chips melt slightly and until the sweetened condensed milk turns golden brown and the bars appear set around the edges.. The center will still be just a bit jiggly, but it will harden as it cools. Cool completely for at least one hour before cutting into 24 to 30 bars.
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