Couldn't be Simpler Bars Recipe

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"Every time I take these sweet, chewy bars to a gathering or serve them to guests, I get lots of compliments," reports Kerry Bouchard of Augusta, Montana. "They're easy to make, too - just sprinkle a few ingredients in a pan and bake."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 16 squares)
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

137 calories: 1 each, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. Pour butter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with crumbs and coconut. Top with chips. Pour milk over all. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  2. Bake at 350° for 23-28 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Couldn't be Simpler Bars in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p52

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