7 Layer Bars
These 7 Layer Bars are a favorite at our house! Packed with chocolate and butterscotch chips, shredded coconut, walnuts, and sweetened condensed milk, you can’t go wrong with this rich and decadent dessert!
I love a great brownie/bars recipe. A few of my favorites include:
- Cosmic brownies – so much better than the store bought Little Debbie’s!
- Cinnamon Sugar Caramelitas – one reader said these are her husbands absolute favorite dessert.
- Nutella Brownies – loaded with Nutella!
I took it upon myself to photograph each step as I made these 7 layer bars. Was it a good idea? Idk. You tell me.
I appreciate a good step by step 7 layer bar guide, so let’s do this!
How to make 7 Layer Bars:
Melt butter. Add crushed graham crackers to melted butter and spread in the bottom of a 9×13″ pan.
Sprinkle a generous amount of sweetened shredded coconut atop the graham cracker crust.
Add semi-sweet chocolate chips!
Sprinkle butterscotch chips over the chocolate chips. (It doesn’t have to be in this order. You can place the butterscotch chips before the chocolate chips… whatever you’d like. Don’t make this stressful).
Add chopped walnuts over the chocolate and butterscotch chips. If you have a nut allergy, forgo this step. My husband prefers this dessert without the nuts. If I’m feeling extra generous I’ll leave him a small corner free of nuts.
Drizzle the decadent sweetened condensed milk atop everything.
Bake and then let cool completely. If you try and cut these bars before they have cooled you’ll find it’s a bit tricky.
What did you think? Did you like the 7 Layer Bar step by step photo guide? Or did you feel like you were scrolling to the ends of the earth?
One thing I forgot to mention was that these 7 layer bars have been a favorite dessert of mine since I was 5 years old. I remember my mom making these 7 layer bars around Christmas one year and I got so flaming mad when someone had devoured the entire pan without me.
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7 Layer Bars
- 1/2 cup butter, (1 cube)
- 1 package/sleeve graham crackers (about 9 full cracker sheets)
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1-14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the butter in a 9" x 13" inch pan. Place the pan in the oven while the oven is preheating. * Once the butter is fully melted remove the pan from the oven and set aside.
- Crush the graham cracker crumbs until they are crushed fine. I use my food processor, but you can also put the crackers in a ziplock bag and crush them with your hands or a rolling pin.
- Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs evenly across the melted butter. Using a spoon (or CAREFULLY with your hands) gently spread and mix the graham cracker and butter mixture to fill the bottom of the 9"x13" pan.
- Sprinkle the shredded coconut evenly over the graham cracker crust.
- Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the coconut.
- Evenly distribute the butterscotch chips over the chocolate chips.
- Sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the butterscotch chips. **
- Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk over the entire pan and its contents, being careful not to let all of it pool in one area.
- Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. Or until the edges are slightly browned. Remove from oven. Let cool. I let mine cool at room temp for a bit, then pop it into the fridge to speed up the setting process. Once the bars are set, eat and enjoy!