Seven Layer Bars are a simple yet indeed decadent combination of graham cracker crust, coconut, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, sweetened condensed milk, & nuts.
When I was in High School, only seniors were allowed to leave campus during the day. But, as soon as I got my driver’s license, my friend Blair and I would sneak out, for the most part, to buy Seven Layer Bars from a local bakery. Yes, we risked getting detention for that reason because these bars are THAT addicting. I still have zero self-control, so for this reason these are not treats that I want sitting around the house. My best friend from High School and her fiance came into town last weekend, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity in particular to make them!
Some people call 7-Layer Bars “Magic Bars.” It is my firm belief that in reality these bars got this nondescript name because the only reason such a simple recipe could taste so amazing is by magic. I actually found my great-grandmother’s recipe for this magical treat in my Mom’s recipe box. Had I known it was there in High School, I could have saved Blair and me several hours of detention!