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Loaded Easter Cookie Bars (Easter Magic Bars)

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These easy M&M Easter Cookie Bars are perfect for feeding a crowd. Delicious Chocolate chips, sweet condensed milk with colorful Easter M&Ms on top of a buttery graham cracker crust makes the perfect treat for any occasion! Quick, easy and just perfect for serving a crowd at your next Easter gathering.

The best part is you can change up these Easter Magic Bars by simply adding or subtracting toppings, creating new variations with whatever is currently stocked in your pantry. Easily create your own stunning and yummy Easter dessert.

Three easter magic bars cut in squares on a pastel green plate.

Easter Cookie Bars

 

Why We Love Easter Cookie Bars

These Easter Cookie Bars are the perfect treat to bring to any Easter gathering or potluck. They are an easy Easter dessert to transport and can be assembled ahead of time, so you don’t have to worry about them when guests stop by.

Plus, they are delicious and decadent, so everyone will love them! You may also want to check out these Easter Rice Krispie Treats in the shape of Easter eggs with an added dip in white candy melts and Easter sprinkles.

This recipe for Easter Magic Cookie Bars is fully loaded with a tasty combination of chocolate, coconut and walnuts atop a graham cracker crust. This one pan dessert bar takes just a few minutes to assemble and only 25 minutes to bake.

To create these Easter cookie bars, simply use the pastel M&Ms available in the spring (instead of regular colored M&Ms) to get the perfect pastel colors for the Easter holiday.

And if you love cookie bars, you might love this best ever Oreo Cookies and Cream Blondie Bars recipe too!

Three easter magic bars cut in squares on a pastel green plate.

 

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup Butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups Graham cracker crumbs
  • 14 oz can Sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup Chocolate chips
  • ½ cup Coconut flakes (optional)
  • ½ cup Chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup Pastel Easter M&Ms

Easter Cookie Bars ingredients in bowls and a canned of condensed milk displayed on white counter top.

 

How to Make Easter Magic Bars

These Easter cookie bars are so simple, you’ll have plenty of time to prepare for the rest of your holiday meal.

Step 1: Start by mixing graham cracker crumbs with melted butter.

You can buy them or take actual graham crackers and crush them into fine crumbs.

I’m all about the easy route so I buy the crumbs, but you can make your own. To make graham cracker crumbs, you’ll need approximately 12-15 graham cracker sheets to get 1 1/2 cups of crumbs. Process them in a food processor or place them in a zip lock bag and crush with a rolling pin. 

Pouring melted butter into a bowl of graham cracker crumbs to make the bottom crust.

 

Step 2: Prepare your baking pan by lining it with parchment paper. Then add your graham cracker crust, using a spoon to gently press the mixture evenly across the pan.

Pressing graham cracker crumbs with a spoon in a prepared baking pan lined with parchment paper.

 

Step 3: Next, pour the smooth condensed milk evenly over the top of the crust.

Pouring condensed milk over graham cracker crumbs in prepared pan.

 

Step 4: Now for my favorite step. Add the most important topping – chocolate chips!

Chocolate chips sprinkled on top of the condensed milk and graham cracker crumbs.

 

Step 5: Here is where you could get creative with your additional toppings. Add a layer of chopped walnuts. 

Sprinkling chopped walnuts for the next layer in the magic cookie bars.

 

Step 6: If you love coconut, add a layer of coconut flakes.

Step 7: Add Easter M&Ms for the final top layer.

Add final layer of pastel easter m&m's.

 

Step 8: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 25 minutes and let the Easter cookie bars cool completely  (approximately one hour).

Step 9: Cut into squares and arrange on a serving tray.

 

Upclose easter magic cookie bar on plate.

 

Variations:

Add layers of flavor with your favorite toppings to make the perfect Easter dessert. Here are a few tasty toppings you can add to Easter Magic Bars:

  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Butterscotch Chips.
  • Dried fruits such as cranberries or blueberries are tasty too!

How to Store Easter Cookie Bars

This easy Easter dessert is best stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Do store the cookie bars in a cool, dry place to prevent the chocolate from melting.

If you want to store them longer, these bars will last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Can I Freeze Easter Magic Bars?

Yes, M&M Easter cookie bars do freeze well.

If you want to save them for later, just place them in a freezer bag or airtight container and they will last for one to two months. When you’re ready to eat them, just take them out of the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature.

Three easter magic bars cut in squares on a pastel green plate.

 

More Easter Desserts

Easter Rice Krispie Treats

Easter Chocolate Chip Cookies & Mini Eggs

Easter cookie bars will be a hit with both kids and adults. The magic in Easter magic bars is how easy they are to make, how easily you can mix and match your favorite toppings and how quickly everyone will devour them!

Enjoy!

Yield: 24

Loaded Easter Cookie Bars (Easter Magic Bars)

Three easter magic bars cut in squares on a pastel green plate.

This recipe for Easter Cookie Bars is fully loaded with a tasty combination of chocolate, coconut and walnuts atop a graham cracker crust. This one pan dessert bar takes just a few minutes to assemble and only 25 minutes to bake.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup Easter M&Ms
  • Parchment Paper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter.
  3. Mix butter and graham cracker crumbs.
  4. Spread crumbs mixture in 13 x 9 inch baking pan
    lined with parchment paper.
  5. Pour sweetened condensed milk over crumb mixture,
    evenly coating the entire pan.
  6. Sprinkle coconut, chocolate chips and walnuts
    evenly across baking pan.
  7. Top with M&Ms.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes, or until edges are golden.
  9. Cool for 1 hour, then cut into bars.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 3g

Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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