My next-door neighbor Barbara Mysona always had the ingredients for Magic Seven-Layer Bars on hand when our kids were young.
Although all five of our children are now in college, I’ve been craving Barbara’s go-to bars.
Instead of baking the bars, this week’s recipe takes the same ingredients and turns them into a decadent Magic Bar Pie.
The crunchy components of the pie are chopped pecans and crushed pretzels.
The pecans are an optional ingredient, and the pretzels are my addition to the classic recipe. They add a little salty crunch to the pie filling.
The remaining components are shredded coconut, butterscotch chips and chocolate morsels.
All of the filling ingredients are combined and spread on a graham cracker pie crust.
The final touch is a can of sweetened condensed milk, which holds everything together.
I used a prepared graham cracker crust, which comes in a foil pan, when testing the recipe, but you can use a homemade crust in its place. The best size of crust for this recipe is the Keebler crust labeled “2 extra servings.”
The pie bakes in 30 minutes, but you’ll want to let it cool off a bit before slicing. This pie is rich, so I suggest cutting it into thin slivers for serving.