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Ultimate Almond Joy Magic Bars

Ultimate Almond Joy Magic Bars for the win! These delicious, gooey magic bars consist of a buttery, shortbread cookie crust, chopped almonds, a rich coconut and sweetened condensed-based filling and a delicious layer of dark and milk chocolate chips!
Cook Time35 mins
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 ½ sticks or 12 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

For the Bars

  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • cups coarsely chopped almonds
  • cups shredded coconut
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, allowing it to hang over all sides.
  • Using a mixer, on medium speed, beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy a couple of minutes.
  • Add the vanilla extract and mix to combine.
  • Add the flour and mix on low speed until crumbly.
  • Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan and press into an even layer.
  • Bake until the edges are light golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, and sprinkle the chopped almonds over the crust, and top with the shredded coconut.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over top, then sprinkle the chocolate chips and return to the oven 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges are light brown .
  • Transfer to baking rack and cool completely.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before cutting into squares.

Notes

The bars can be kept at room temperature, in an airtight container, for up to 5 days.
You can also freeze Magic bars, just thaw the cookies for a few hours in the fridge before serving