This post is a part of the Fantabulous Valentine’s Day Favorites blog chain put together by a great group of bloggers. The theme this week is Favorite Valentine’s Day Recipes. Be sure to check out all the great recipes shared at the end of this post! You can also link up any family friendly Valentine’s Day post you have on the linky at the bottom of this post!Some of my favorite Valentine’s Day’ desserts are desserts that I have already posted, but I just change the M & M’s to Valentine colored M & M’s in recipes such as the Fudge Filled Bars and the Cookie Sticks.
Another dessert that my mom makes quite often is what we call Magic Rainbow Bars, or I have seen it called Seven Layer Bars. (Just because they use two kinds of baking chips–so there are 7 total ingredients.)
These are very easy to make, and I usually top them again with seasonal M & M’s. This time I had forgotten to pick up the wonderful M & M’s, but I had some Christmas colored chocolate chips left over from the holidays. We went through and picked out the red chips, put in some vanilla chips, and a few chocolate chips, and we were good to go! (So since I left out the nuts, but put in three kinds of chips, I still had seven ingredients! 🙂 )
Here’s how you make Seven Layer Bars:
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 9 big crackers/18 half crackers--1 package
- 1 can sweetened milk 14 ounces
- 1 1/2 cups coconut flaked, sweetened is what I use
- 1 cup chopped nuts if desired - I don't use.
- 1 cup M & M's or chocolate baking chips
In a 13 x 9" baking pan, melt margarine (in oven).
Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over margarine.
Pour sweetened condensed milk over crumbs.
Top with coconut, chopped nuts,and finally M & M's/chocolate.
Press down firmly.
Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350° or until lightly browned.
Cool. Cut into bars. You can freeze these bars.
Interested in more fantabulous Valentine’s Day Recipes? Check out any of these posts by clicking on the links below! You can also look at some great Valentine’s Day diy crafts that were posted last week here.
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