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Grown-Up Magic Bars

These magic bars are jazzed up with espresso, dark chocolate, dulce de leche and sea salt for an adult version of a classic cookie bar.

  • Yields: 24
  • Preparation: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup (175mL) GAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 2 cups (500mL) graham wafer, crumbs
  • 1 can (300mL) milk, sweetened and condensed
  • 2 tbsp (30mL) instant espresso powder, or instant coffee
  • 1 ¾ cups (425mL) dark chocolate, 85%, chopped into chunks (8 oz/250 g)
  • 1 ¼ cups (300mL) pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup (250mL) coconut, unsweetened shredded
  • ¾ cup (175mL) pretzels, chopped
  • ¾ cup (175mL) toffee bits
  • 1/3 cup (75mL) dulce de leche
  • ¼ tsp (1mL) sea salt, flaked

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) baking pan with enough parchment paper to overhang edges.
  2. Toss together graham crumbs and melted butter. Press into bottom of prepared pan.
  3. Stir sweetened condensed milk with espresso powder; pour over crumb layer. Sprinkle with dark chocolate, pecans, coconut, pretzels and toffee bits. Drizzle with dulce de leche; sprinkle sea salt over top.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool completely. Using parchment paper as handles, transfer bars from pan to cutting board. Cut into squares.
  • For a variation, replace half of the dark chocolate with milk chocolate.
  • Substitute almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts for pecans.
Photo of - Grown-Up Magic Bars

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup (175mL) GAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 2 cups (500mL) graham wafer, crumbs
  • 1 can (300mL) milk, sweetened and condensed
  • 2 tbsp (30mL) instant espresso powder, or instant coffee
  • 1 ¾ cups (425mL) dark chocolate, 85%, chopped into chunks (8 oz/250 g)
  • 1 ¼ cups (300mL) pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup (250mL) coconut, unsweetened shredded
  • ¾ cup (175mL) pretzels, chopped
  • ¾ cup (175mL) toffee bits
  • 1/3 cup (75mL) dulce de leche
  • ¼ tsp (1mL) sea salt, flaked