Lots of nice neighbors fed my kids while Bob and I were in Alaska so I wanted to thank them (thank you Teresa, LaRobyn, Mary Linda, Merrilee and Tom!) for doing something that they did not have to do (my kids are 18 and 21 so capable but not always willing to make food for themselves!) so I made some treats for them and also for my niece Heidi and my friend Lacee who are both on missions. Missionaries need care packages! So this will be the first of three recipes posted today for some bar cookies which are tasty and can be put in the mail and hopefully make it there in one piece and not arrive in crumbs!
These first treats are a lot like what my mom used to call Magic Cookie Bars but instead of making them in layers in the pan, you just mix all the ingredients up together and dump them in the pan, so simple! This recipe comes from Food.com.
24 graham crackers squares
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup coconut
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9 x 13″ pan. Make crumbs from the graham crackers in food processor (or place them in a large ziploc plastic bag and beat on them with a rolling pin) to make 2 cups crumbs. Combine all ingredients. Spread evenly in pan and bake 15 – 18 minutes.