Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sweet and Salty Seven Layer Bars

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Traditional Seven Layer Bars include a graham cracker crust topped with chocolate, butterscotch, walnuts, sweetened condensed milk and coconut. I decided to put my own twist on them and cater them to what I love. Plus I wanted to clean out my pantry, and decided to use some of the half-empty (or half-full?) bags of goodies I had in there. Topping my list was Reese's pieces, salted peanuts and pecans. Yum.
Salty and sweet combinations are one of my favorite match-ups, so it's no surprise that I devoured these. The nuts add some crunch, while the coconut and chocolate add the sweetness that the saltiness craves. Plus the sweetened condensed milk just makes them creamy and decadent. These are incredibly easy to make and would be perfect for any gathering. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Reese's pieces
  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8" pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Mix the butter and graham cracker crumbs until evenly coated. Press onto the bottom of the prepared pan.

Spread the chocolate chips on top in an even layer. Do the same thing with the Reese's pieces, peanuts, pecans and coconut, in that order. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top.

Bake for 23-25 minutes or until coconut is golden brown. 

Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack. Once cooled completely, cut into 9 bars. Store in an airtight container.

Source: SK Original

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