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Garbage Bars

The bars are based off a recipe from my Mother-in-Law’s church cookbook and are called Magic Cookie Bars and they have been around for many, many years!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Magic Cookie Bars
Servings: 2 dozen bars
Author: Amanda Rettke


  • cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 15 ounces can of sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup peanut butter chips
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips, or semi-sweet
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup coconut flakes, the original calls for 1 1/2 cups, but I am not a coconut fan


  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Melt butter in microwave or small saucepan over low heat. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over bottom of 9x13 pan then pour butter over crumbs. Flatten out crumbs with fork and make sure butter is evenly incorporated.
  • Evenly pour two cups of flavored chips over graham cracker crust.
  • Pour condensed milk over chips.
  • Cover with coconut flakes. (Or shredded coconut)
  • Bake 25 minutes. Edges will be brown and center should not jiggle.