“Everything But The” Bars . . Awesomeness in a Dessert Bar.


Can you imagine my moment of squeal and utter delight when I came across this recipe and discovered I already had EVERYTHING, every single one of these ingredients, already in my pantry at home?

Some might call that crazy. But I prefer to call it awesome.

In an effort to use up all of the candy toppings, every single kind of baking chocolate chip-esque morsel you can think of, and my coconut flakes, I baked these. Also, we’re having Asian for dinner tonight so whenever I have any kind of Asian food, I must end it with something sweet. Nothing else makes sense to me.

Averie calls these her Magic Eight Bars. Magic, indeed! But I had to re-name these to. .  Everything But The bars because I feel like I literally threw everything I had into these delicious suckers.  I added peanut butter morsels (yes, in addition to the chocolate, white chocolate and butterscotch morsels), and mini marshmallows on top (of half the bars) and only used 75% of the 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk.  This, somehow, made me feel better. Don’t judge.

I repeatedly was saying, “Oh my gawd. Oh my gawd. .” the entire time I was eating these. Even while I was cutting these up, I got some melted chocolate, gooey marshmallow and coconut and the graham cracker crust on the knife. . .  which I had to lick off. Amazing. I highly recommend adding mini marshmallows on top. You’ll get a gooey, stretchy, soft layer of marshmallow with each bite. It’s fantastic! I hope you enjoy!

“Everything But The” Bars . . Awesomeness in a Dessert Bar.
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Recipe type: Dessert

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, split
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips, split
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, split
  • 1 cup peanut butter morsels, split
  • 1⅓ cup coconut flakes (either sweetened or unsweetened), split
  • ½ cup Heath Bar toffee bits
  • mini marshmallows (optional, or sprinkle on just half)

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in microwave-safe bowl and add the graham cracker crumbs to it. Stir to combine and press crumb mixture into a parchment paper lined and greased 9 x 13 baking pan.
  2. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the crumb mixture.
  3. Layer evenly with half of the chocolate, butterscotch, white chocolate and peanut butter chips, then top with half the amount of coconut (about ¾ cup). Then, sprinkle on the remaining chips and rest of the coconut. Sprinkle on the toffee bits over the top. If using, sprinkle on the mini marshmallows over the top.
  4. Bake at for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top is barely browning. Let cool, slice and serve!

Recipe adapted from Averie Cooks.



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16 Responses to "“Everything But The” Bars . . Awesomeness in a Dessert Bar."

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    January 10, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Oh wow, I haven’t made these in awhile and now I reallllllly want to! They look amazing, Alice! I wish I was coming to your house for….dessert!

    Thanks for linking up and all your support, always!

    • hipfoodiemom

      January 11, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      Thank you again for the recipe! These are amazing!

  2. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    January 10, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Oh hot damn — these bars are making me drool BIG time! I have everything except the graham crackers (aaarrrggghhh!). Maybe I can sub it with something else…I wonder how a crushed chocolate chip cookie base would taste? These look and sound so amazing – a real “blow your socks off” kinda recipe. I adore Averie’s website, I love how we both have major foodie crushes on her. I am making these stat! They’re just the pick me up I need.

    • hipfoodiemom

      January 11, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      Nancy, if you try the chocolate chip cookie base, let me know how they turn out. . I would think those might work but I would then suggest store bought CCC’s so they are crispy like a graham cracker? I was pondering Nilla wafers for this but went with the graham crackers.

      You need to make these .. only thing, they are dangerous. You’ll want to eat all of them!

  3. Allilau

    January 11, 2013 at 12:11 am

    The most decadent sugar rush…ever! Looking good :)

    • hipfoodiemom

      January 11, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      haha, thanks Alice! These are seriously loaded with so much sugar and sweets it’s not even funny.

  4. Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking}

    January 11, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Oh my goodness, these look absolutely insane and I mean that in the best possible way! 😉 Seriously, if I were to die from a sugar coma, it would be from these!

    • hipfoodiemom

      January 11, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      Haha, Lisa! LOL! They are packed with lots of insane goodness. . but they are damn good. We can eat anything we want in moderation, right? 😛

  5. Lan | angry asian

    January 11, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    like you, i always squeal when i come across a recipe that calls for everything that i have in my pantry. it’s a win win situation: you clear out your pantry and you get to eat everything!

    • hipfoodiemom

      January 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      YES! Thank you! that was why I made these! :) .. but now I want to make them again. Not good for my diet. 😛

  6. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    January 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    I haven´t made these in years! Aren´t they wonderful? And you can literally add any sweet thing that´s lying around the kitchen. I love the addition of marshmallows Alice, it´s just perfect!

    • hipfoodiemom

      January 13, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you, Paula!!! Yes, so wonderful!!! Thank you!

  7. Brandi @ TheHealthyFlavor.com

    January 13, 2013 at 6:56 am

    OMG sugar coma!! Wow! I don’t think I could even finish one of those bars! They look so rich, decadent and over the top! Beautiful Alice, as always!

    • hipfoodiemom

      January 13, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      Thank you, Brandi! I know this seems like way too much for some. . but I honestly had to give most of these away b/c I could not stop eating them! :) Totally no where near healthy and way too much sugar but I have to have something like this every once in a while! :) Thank you for the comment! :)

      • Brandi @ TheHealthyFlavor.com

        January 13, 2013 at 11:42 pm

        Oh no, I wasn’t saying I wouldn’t totally tear into one of them! They look delicious….I just probably couldn’t finish one whole one at one sitting….then again, I probably could, lol! I have a sweet tooth too, so I completely understand :)

  8. Erika

    January 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Oh my gawd indeed!!! Alice, I’m so close to drooling looking at your photos it’s embarrassing. Talk about loaded down with pure delicious! When I start eating refined sugar again (and the day will probably be very, very soon), I will be making these and layering on those marshmallows!!


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