Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Father's Day Desserts

For our family's Father's Day celebration this past Saturday night we had some really yummy food as I'm blessed to have a mother-in-law that is an amazing cook and baker.  She really could have her own restaurant.  Additionally, my sister-in-law and future sister-in-law are pretty talented themselves.  So if you go hungry at one of our family celebrations, it is definitely your own fault.

In addition to some great appetizers and sides, we had quite the assortment for dessert.  I made my father-in-law's favorite Robert Redford, tried out a new Gooseberry Patch recipe, and then my sister-in-law, Auntie E, tested all of our taste buds with her new creation... bacon ice cream.  (You might want to check out her blog as I'm pretty sure it will be making an appearance in the near future.)  I can't say I would want to have bacon ice cream every night, but it was definitely interesting and added a good combination of sweet and salty all at the same time.

The new recipe I tried came from Gooseberry Patch's Quick & Easy family favorites and from the 5 ingredients or less section, which is becoming my favorite.

Magic Bars
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 1/3c. graham cracker crumbs
14oz. can sweetened condensed milk (I used fat free)
1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate as I didn't have enough semi-sweet on hand.)
1 1/2 c. chopped walnuts

Stir together melted butter and graham cracker crumbs.

Press into a 9x13 baking dish.

Pour milk over crumb mixture.

Sprinkle with chocolate chips and walnuts.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until edges are browned and bubbly.

These didn't make it past last night so perhaps they really are magic.






  1. My mom made these all the time when I was a kid. She called them seven layer bars because she made them right in the baking dish with seven layers of ingredients....first pour in butter, then crumbs, then pecans, coconut, sweetened cond. milk, choc. chips and butterscotch chips. I know your recipe came from the 5 ingredient or less cookbook, but if you don't add te butterscotch chips, you're really missing out! :o)

  2. This is definitely on my menu for next time I cook dinner for the farm. I have got to buy this cookbook. You and other Farmwives have picked some really great recipes to feature!

  3. This looks so good! Would you come over to my link party and share your recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday? http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/
    I hope to see you there!

  4. They are truly magic if they do not show up on the scales the next day! Looks yummy though ;-)

  5. Wow, these look amazing! And so simple to make. I'll have to try the recipe.

  6. Thanks for linking up to the iron chef challenge. these bars looks delish! i usually love anything with chocolate chips.


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