I have a very special person to introduce you all to today if you haven’t already been by her blog. She is none other than Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate!!! You all MUST go by and visit her. Her recipes are incredible and her pictures are out-of-this-world drool-worthy!!
I am both extremely honored and excited that Joan accepted my invitation to guest post on this very special day for our family ~ our second daughter and middle child is graduating high school, a very big event and Mr. 365 and I am blessed and so very proud to be able to say she is our daughter.
I cannot believe that she is off to college in just a few months. It seems like just yesterday she was climbing out of her crib and I was having to use duct tape to keep her in her footie pajamas.
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It’d be the middle of winter and at the age of 18 months she would unzip her pajamas and fall asleep in just her diaper. Granted we had the heat on in the house, but I didn’t want the kid to catch a cold, so I’d put duct tape around the chest.
About 15 minutes after I’d put her down for bed, she’d climb out of her crib, stand at the gate we had set up in at the door of her room (so she wouldn’t stumble down the stairs), attempt to unzip the zipper of her pj’s and finding she couldn’t, yell, “TAPE!”
It was awfully cute and still brings a smile to her face. I really miss her at that age, but I love the age she’s at now.
She’s grown up to be a beautiful, driven, extremely intelligent, compassionate, sensitive (though sometimes overly), fun, and very loving young woman even though she can’t stand it when I hug her.
I think that will change however when she’s away from me for a while. 😉 Congratulations, baby girl! You’ve done so very, very well and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for you!!
It is now with great pleasure I introduce to you, Joan from Chocolate, Chocolate, and More Chocolate!! This recipe has been added to my list of all-time baked goodies. I LOVE the combination of flavors. Thank you so much, Joan for sharing this recipe and taking the time out of your busy schedule to be with us today!
I’m so excited to be guest posting here at 365 Days of Baking. Lynne is awesome and I think that maybe we should be sisters. I love her honesty when she posts, she shares the good and the bad. And I’ve tried several of her recipes, her Texas Roadhouse Rolls are dead on! Oh, and she has awesome dessert posts!!!!!
I wanted to share a family favorite and everyone’s probably had or made these at one time or another. It’s a Seven Layer Bar. Yummy, kid-friendly and the possibilities are endless. When I first started making these years and years ago, my layers were always the same. But this is my go to, clean out the cabinets recipe. I don’t always have the same thing. I love using the cheap, dollar cookies that really don’t taste that bad in recipes. I use the oatmeal cookies in my Millionaire Bars.
My original recipe consisted of graham crackers, butter, chocolate chips, pecans, peanut butter chips, flaked coconut, and sweetened condensed milk.
So what if you change up the graham crackers for a chocolate cookie and then the peanut butter chips for those Andes bits? Pure heaven! Or how about throwing in crushed Butterfingers? Crushed Oatmeal cookies and butterscotch chips? Don’t like pecans, use a different nut, or leave them out. There’s just so much possibility with this recipe. So have fun, play with it.
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Seven Layer Bars
- 2 cups crushed cookies, I used butter cookies this time
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 1 ½ to 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 ½ to 2 cups peanut butter chips
- 1 to 1 ½ cups flaked coconut
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- Spray a 9 x13-inch pan with cooking spray, then line with parchment paper. Lightly spray again.
- Combine cookie crumbs and melted butter with a fork till all moistened. Spread crumbs in bottom of the pan and press down to create your crust.
- Now start layering the rest of the ingredients however you like.
- Drizzle the condensed milk over the top of it all.
- Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 25-30 minutes until coconut is a beautiful golden brown. Remove from oven to let cool completely before cutting.
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And congratulations to Lynne, her daughter, and her family, just one more left in High School! Time goes by so fast.
Interested in some other delicious bars? Here are some MVP ones.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars
Comments & Reviews
Wow, this looks like a to die for recipe! Fantastic!
This is so delicious it’s sinful. I think most people have this recipe. I would love to see variations. Perhaps using white chocolate, coconut and dried cherries. Any other ideas?
Lynne, enjoy your day with your daughter and thanks for letting me visit with all your friends, hugs, big, big hugs!
Well, I think I’ve gone to dessert heaven just looking at the pictures! Thanks for the recipe. And 365 Days, my oldest son graduated last weekend so I know what you’re feeling. For a Mom it’s an occasion of mixed emotions. Congratulations to your daughter and you!
Fluffybutt Cookie Emporium says
These do look really good. I’ve only had them the way you used to make them, but the butter cookie crust and peanut butter chips sound wonderful. I might just have to make these this fall!
Congrats on your daughter’s graduation!
They look heavenly!
OMG…so decadent and delicious… I’ll have two of those please 😉
Treble Tart says
I have a crazy sweet tooth going on right now, and this looks like the PERFECT way to fix that “problem”! 😉
the actor's diet says
7 layers of heaven!
The Harried Cook says
That looks SO yummy! Awesome guest post, Joan! <3 And congrats to you and your daughter on a great milestone, Lynne... What a lovely memory of her you shared 🙂 Time does fly! Thank you for sharing this special time with us 🙂 Have a wonderful day with her.. Hugs
Moore or Less Cooking says
I love Joan @chocolate, chocolate and more Chocolate, this looks so delicious! I love your blog too Lynne, Congratulations on your daughter’s graduation! I am right behind you, my son is a junior and my daughter is a freshman, it goes by painfully, and wonderfully and then wow, I have 5 grand ids and 6th and 7th are on their way! 3 Step Children, it is all wonderful! I always look forward to reading your blog! Happy Tuesday! Nettie Moore or Less cooking.
Would it make any difference if I mixed the sweetened condensed milk with all the other topping ingredients first and then poured it all on top of the crust?
Good question, Mike!
You can certainly try it. I’m not sure how it would turn out and then you’ll create a Two Layer Bar! 😉
Let me know how it goes if you do