I'm assuming they are called "Magic Bars" because every intensely rich bite is so magical. Traditionally, these bars are made up of seven perfect layers - graham cracker crumbs, butter, sweetened condensed milk, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and chopped nuts, but I wanted to put my own spin on it. If you're looking for a diet friendly dessert, then you are most certainly in the wrong place...
So is it even possible to upgrade something that already meshes together so wonderfully? I was surely going to give it a shot. My layers consisted of mint Oreo cookie crumbs, butter, sweetened condensed milk, white chocolate chips, chocolate chips, and chopped mint Oreo cookie pieces. From an aesthetics standpoint, the mint green from the Oreo cookies was definitely more visually appetizing edge than the traditional version which mostly looks like a brown mush with stringy coconut strands poking out. From a taste perspective, the combination of a chocolate crumb base against creamy white chocolate chips, touches of mint, and semi-sweet chips was definitely a worthy rival to the traditional magic bar. I called a tie on texture, but only because both drew their similar chewiness from the sweetened condensed milk.
Overall, this creative twist was an excellent idea and also extremely easy to execute. What other variations will you think of? After all, anything is possible when you believe in magic!
Mint Cookies + Cream Magic Bars
Adapted From: Love From the Oven
1 1/2 cups Mint Oreo crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 cup of chopped up Mint Oreos
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9×13″ baking pan with cooking spray.
-Combine mint Oreo crumbs with butter and then press mixture into the pan evenly
-Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs.
-Add mint Oreo cookie pieces and chocolate chips. Press everything down with a fork.
-Bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly brown. Allow to cool completely before removing from pan.
Photos by: Zac Wolf Photography