Seven Layer Bars should be called candy bars. Let's face it, they are straight sugar, with a few graham cracker crumbs. They are addictive, but also leave you in a sugar hang-over. When I make my bar cookies, I like to put them in the oven at the beginning of my baking marathon, which can go all day. (Ask me what I am doing on Saturday...baking!). It also allows me to get my other recipes together, dough made, cookies on the cookie sheets. This is also an easy recipe for kids to make or for that individual that claims they can't bake.
1/2 cup of butter melted
1 cup of finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
2 cups of Nestle's Chocolate Chips (1 - 12 ounce bag)
2 cups of Nestle's Butterscotch Chips (1 - 12 ounce bag)
1 cup of shredded sweetened coconut
1 small can of sweetened condensed milk
1 cup of chopped walnuts
To make less of a mess, I use a 9 X 13 inch glass baking dish.
Melt butter. I put the glass pan in the microwave and set it for 1 minute on high. If using a different pan, place melted butter in your baking pan. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs over the melted butter, using the back of a fork, distribute the crumbs evenly leaving a crumb base. If there are wet spots in the base, add additional graham cracker crumbs. Next, sprinkle evenly in order, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and coconut. Drizzle condensed milk evenly over the chips and coconut. Sprinkle with walnuts.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until the edges begin to brown and the top is slightly golden. Cool completely, then cut into small bars, 1 inch x 2 inch. This doesn't make a lot of bars, so when they are smaller you get more. As I mentioned before, these bars are sugary sweet and if they are served too big they aren't as enjoyable.