I once worked with an older gentleman who told me that when his wife wasn’t home and he was left alone to babysit the grandkids, he fed them his two signature “grandpa meals:”
1. Cake batter. Mixed up. Poured in a cup. And served.
2. Sweetened Condensed Milk. From the can. Everyone got their own.
I kid you not. This man actually exists.
I did not make him up.
He’s completely fantastic.
Probably needs a great dental plan– but fantastic, all the same.
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And I’m with him on the sweetened condensed milk thing–
I could drink it from the can.
I wish I was kidding. Totally kidding.
Consequently, I’m in love with all magic cookie bar recipes.
And you already know of my love of Monster Cookies.
Enter: Monster Magic Cookie Bars.

PS- there’s no peanut butter, making them a little less “monster cookie-ish,” but I don’t think it would be hard to incorporate into the crust if you wanted to!

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Monster Magic Cookie Bars


  • 9 full graham crackers
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • approximately 3/4 c. oats
  • approximately 3/4 c. M&Ms
  • approximately 3/4 c. chocolate chips
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  1. In a zip top bag, crush the graham crackers using a rolling pin.
  2. Once crushed, add the 4 tbsp. butter to the bag.
  3. Place in the microwave and heat up for about 30 seconds.
  4. Remove from microwave, let out the air and make sure the bag is sealed (maybe let it cool for a second or two!), and “mush” the butter and graham crackers together until fully incorporated.
  5. Press the graham cracker crumbs into a well-greased and parchment lined 9×13 baking dish.
  6. Evenly pour the sweetened condensed milk over the graham cracker layer.
  7. Sprinkle the oats, M&Ms, and chocolate chips evenly over the sweetened condensed milk and gently press in a little.
  8. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes or until browned and pulling away from the edges.
  9. Let cool and serve.
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