The other day, Averie posted some Magic Eight bars that made me all nostalgic. I call them just Magic Bars or Congo Bars. They might just be one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Soft, sweet, chewy, packed with tons of flavor and texture. What’s not to like?
The problem is, the recipe makes a whole lot, and I didn’t trust myself not to just sit with the pan in my lap and a fork in my hand. If I wanted to have any Congo Bars, it was going to have to be as minimal as possible.
I remembered a great find from Trader Joe’s. Oh, TJ’s I love you.
Anyway, after 3 nights of craving these bars, I decided to take action. I pulled my mini food processor and mini loaf pans out of my cabinets, and made a mini version of Congo Bars. They were good. Really good. Perfect for sharing with that special someone 🙂
- 4 graham cracker sheets
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 6 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
- nuts (optional)
- 6 tbsp. coconut
- anything else you want to throw into the mix.
Preheat oven to 350*
Break the graham crackers into your food processor and pulse until you have coarse crumbs. Add in the butter and pulse until the crumbs are wet. Divide this mixture evenly between 2 mini loaf pans and press the crumbs down.
Add chocolate chips, nuts or whatever toppings your heart desires (toffee bits or butterscotch chips would be fantastic). I used nuts in one of the loaf pans.
Evenly divide the coconut and sprinkle on top.
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