Food & Recipes

Our Magic Man Bars Are So Easy to Make, You Don’t Even Need a Mixing Bowl


We gave classic magic cookie bars–also called 7-layer bars or Hello Dolly bars–a modern twist by combining the recipe with a top Pinterest dessert: man bars (named for their easy prep that’s so easy, a man can do it).

Gender stereotypes aside, this recipe is so simple that you don’t even need a mixing bowl to make it. (Go ahead, read that again to be sure!) You can–and should–throw the ingredients into your baking pan, roll them around with a spoon, and pop the whole thing in the oven. A whole tray of cookies baked and you only have to wash one pan and a mixing spoon? Sounds pretty magical to us. The super-easy prep work also means this is the perfect recipe to get little hands involved in, as well.

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Even better: It will only take one bite to make your favorite part of these bars their seriously satisfying texture. Graham cracker crumbs, chopped walnuts, tons of chips of multiple flavors, and flaked coconut come together for a bar that’s crunchy and chewy and gooey all at once. Translation: They’ll please everyone.

Check out the video below to find out how shockingly simple they are to make, and check out our collection of cookie bar recipes for more finger-lickin’-good ideas.

Magic Man Bars

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