Seven-layer Bars.  I know that it has been a long winter for us here in Utah.  We have been in our home for about 20 years and so we decided that it was time for a little updating of a few rooms.  We cleaned and sanded some of our doors.  We cut base boards because we had carpet in place of the base boards in most of our bedrooms.  We borrowed a sprayer and my husband got to work spraying the doors and base boards.  We finished at 11:00 pm.  When he went out to check and see how good they all looked, I heard a strange noise—“Hmmm”.  I thought, that didn’t sound good.  So when he came in and told me that the paint had ran on the doors and we would have to get 4 new doors; I thought, forget it.  So we grabbed a few rollers and got to work.  I must say that they turned out pretty good with the exception of a few spots.  However, there is nothing quite like a new coat of paint!  All is well that ends well.

So I decided our hard work called for an extra special treat.  These seven-layer bars really hit the spot.  They were a bigger success than the doors and a lot easier to make and deal with.  I love the flavor of the butterscotch chips and the coconut, mixed with the pecans.  They are wonderful to make and there isn’t any mixing.  Just sprinkle them in the pan and bake.  I hope you will enjoy these as much as we do!



Seven-Layer Bars
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Amy
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Serves: 24
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 (6 ounce pkg) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (6 ounce pkg) butterscotch pieces
  • 1 (15 ounce can) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup nuts (chopped); I use pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In the oven melt butter in a 9″ X 13″ pan.
  3. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over butter; lightly tap the sides of the pan to distribute crumbs evenly. Then sprinkle the coconut, chocolate and butterscotch pieces on top of the graham cracker crumbs.
  4. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top.
  5. Sprinkle the nuts on and press them lightly on top of the mixture.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Cool in the pan.
  8. Cut and enjoy.
  9. Store in an airtight container.


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