Monster Magic 7-Layer Bars

These monster magic 7-layer bars are a delicious twist on the favorite bar!
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Let’s talk Summer for a min, shall we?
I really love the lazier days of the school’s out season. No making lunch at night. No homework. No rushing in the morning. Being able to go on a day trip on a whim. Swimming and the general do-whatever-you-want attitude. I can even handle the heat, because I know that it only lasts a few months. Plus, there’s A/C. So pretty much, summer is all great.
Except for the dishes.
And the clutter.
And oh my god the attitude.
Let me explain.
About a week ago I found myself with a full dishwasher for the second time in two days. I was confused.
Then I looked at the kitchen table, where there sat a juice glass, a plate, a bowl, and empty string cheese wrapper, and a wadded up napkin from lunch three hours before.
Beyond the dishes, into the family room, Jordan sat, on the couch, headphones on, using the iPad. Around her was a tornado of pillows and blankets, all strewn around the floor because these items are not allowed to share her air, obvi.
On the coffee table was a full art kit, open, with pens all over the table, paper spread out to every corner. When I looked behind the couch I noticed an upended bottle of glue sitting on the carpet and scissors strewn about.
And I had an epiphany.
Summer is work. It’s 24 hours a day, all day, every day, seven days a week for two and a half months.
Or, 35 runs of the dishwasher.
And my sanity.

To calm myself, I made you some 7-layer bars. But not just any 7-layer bars. Magical monster ones.

Last week, Heather, at French Press made Peanut Butter and Chocolate 7-layer Bars. The second I saw that post, and I mean the second, I knew had to make these. I dreamed about them all night long, got up, and made them at 7am the next day.

{And…I was probably channeling Ashton who made these awhile ago…}

I had Nutter Butters in my pantry (are you surprised?) I had earmarked them for another recipe, but, I kid you not, Shelly at Cookies & Cups made almost the exact recipe I had been planning. So I wanted to find a new use for my favorite cookie.

That’s layer one: a Nutter Butter crust. Layers two through seven include chocolate and peanut butter chips, nuts, pretzels, M&Ms, and, of course, the best thing in the entire world, sweetened condensed milk.

These are very rich bars. You can eat more than one, but you may want to pace yourself. Believe me, I know. Serve them up with a glass of milk.

With a side of sanity and a dash of prayer that school starts soon.

Monster Magic 7-Layer Bars

Serving Size


  • 20 Nutter Butters or other peanut butter sandwich cookie
  • 1/4 cup butter , melted
  • 1 cup nuts (I used pecans), coarsely chopped
  • 1 package chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pretzels
  • 1 cup M&Ms
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9x13” pan with parchment paper.
  • Finely crush cookies in a food processor. Mix with melted butter and press into prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips, nuts, peanut butter chips, pretzels, and M&Ms evenly over the top of the crust. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top of the bars.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, until edges begin to brown. Cool Completely before cutting.

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Enjoy, and thanks for reading!


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