seven (or six) layers of heaven


Anytime you mix chocolate, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk, you are pretty much guaranteed delight (and a couple of pounds). I knew from the ingredients that these bars were incredibly rich and ultimately naughty; however, I didn’t count on the wonderful texture. The whole pecans were glazed with the condensed milk so that they were slightly sticky but with a crunchy roasted flavor. And the layer of coconut was soft and almost creamy. Those elements combined with the buttery brownie crust and soft chocolate chunks made these bars absolutely irresistible.

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Seven Layer Bars

adapted from Ghirardelli

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (I like salted butter in this recipe)
  • 1, 20 oz package or 1 pouch Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips (optional-we left these out)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole pecans
  • 1 1/4 cups (14 oz can) sweetened condensed milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Put stick of butter in a 13x9x2-inch pan and melt in the oven (3-5 minutes) then remove from oven.
  3. Sprinkle brownie mix evenly over melted butter.
  4. Top with coconut, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, and pecans.
  5. Drizzle with sweetened condensed milk, stopping 1/4 inch from edge of pan.
  6. Bake 25-30 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Cool thoroughly before cutting.
  7. Makes 24 2-inch bars.

2 thoughts on “seven (or six) layers of heaven

  1. ummmm………..I know you saved a piece for me…..I am definitly going to try this….how long does it take to make it…?

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