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Peanut Butter Marshmallow Magic Bars

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These Peanut Butter Marshmallow Magic Bars, or seven-layer bars, are a simple, no-fuss, one bowl easy dessert recipe made with graham cracker crumbs, chocolate chips, peanut butter, marshmallows, shredded coconut, butter and sweetened condensed milk.

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Just so we’re clear – the word “magic” doesn’t mean that this cookie bar is going to make itself, m’kay?  Cool.

What we’re dealing with here is a dessert recipe made with layers of awesomeness. 7 layers, to be exact.

I can hardly believe that I finally saved 3 of these bars to actually photograph. Normally we inhale these lovelies within minutes after they have cooled off. There was this one time where I didn’t even cut them into bars; my husband and I ate half of it straight from the pan. Good times! The hours on the treadmill thereafter? Not so good.

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Few weeks before Christmas I visited Walmart and stocked up on just about everything you would need to make holiday cookies, cakes, and appetizers. But when you buy as much as a food blogger buys, you are left with a lot of leftovers. I am about to start begging the neighbors to borrow one of their freezer drawers.

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This recipe for Peanut Butter Marshmallow Magic Bars utilizes the ingredients that I always have in my pantry. It is one of my go to easy dessert recipes when I have to finally use up a few of my everyday pantry staples, including all the Kraft products that are just begging to be used up asap! Or, as I previously said, after the Holidays when there’s a bunch of leftovers, like a half empty bag of Baker’s Shredded Coconut, 3.24 Baker’s Chocolate Squares, almost-empty peanut butter jar, and so forth.

This recipe needs a total of 7 ingredients, and since I have them all on hand, why not just whisk them all together and call it a day? Kind of cool, right? I truly appreciate it when I can throw everything in a pan and bake-up something incredibly delicious.

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So. Are you going to make these or what? Read: one-pan dessert. That means; less to wash and more time to eat.

My magic bars are sweet, thick, chewy and soft. They are a bit different than the traditional 7-Layer Magic Bars, but they are seriously decadent. You will want to skip dinner just to have enough room to eat up most of ’em, if not all.


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Peanut Butter Marshmallow Magic Bars

Katerina | Diethood
These Peanut Butter Marshmallow Magic Bars, or seven-layer bars, are a simple, no-fuss, one bowl easy dessert recipe made with graham cracker crumbs, chocolate chips, peanut butter, marshmallows, shredded coconut, butter and sweetened condensed milk.
4 from 1 vote
Servings : 16
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 8- ounces Baker's Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate Squares , chopped
  • 1 cup smooth Planters Peanut Butter
  • 1-1/2 cups Baker's Sweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 2 cups Kraft Jet-Puffed Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 can (14-ounces) sweetened condensed milk


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with foil.
  • Place the stick of butter inside pan and melt in the oven; about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over melted butter; spread evenly.
  • Add chopped chocolate on top of graham cracker crumbs.
  • Put the peanut butter in a microwave-safe dish and heat for 30 seconds.
  • Remove from microwave and spread it over the chopped chocolate.
  • Sprinkle coconut over peanut butter and top with marshmallows.
  • Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk evenly over pan.
  • Bake 30 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • Cut and Serve.


Recipe Source: Diethood


Calories: 214 kcal | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 101 mg | Potassium: 241 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 6 g | Calcium: 24 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Net Carbs: 12 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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13 comments on “Peanut Butter Marshmallow Magic Bars”

  1. I made them for my co-workers, my husband’s co-workers and for home. They were super easy and delicious. The only thing is they were much stickier than I anticipated, perhaps because i used a second kind of mellows (watermelon type) and they melted a bit differently. I am already thinking on how to make them the 2nd time around. This recipe is a keeper, thank you

  2. Those look amazing! I am posting a magic bar recipe tomorrow. I love how easy they are to make. #client

  3. Simple + decadent…a perfect way to end 2013!!

    Happy New Year, Katerina!! (Thanks for always answering all my silly emails!) ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. I adore magic bars. Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and wonderful New Year 2014!! Thank you for your friendship. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Emily @ Life on Food

    Love the peanut butter addition to these! Dessert that are throw it all in style are always the best. Happy New Year!!

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    Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines

    Did you say thick and chewy??? I’m all over that one. Happy new year, my friend!

  7. Intriguing dessert bars … sort of a Hello Dolly which only has 5 layers plus melted butter in the bottom with the addition of peanut butter and the marshmallows. It uses chocolate chips instead of chopped chocolate as well. The bars look very good and easy to put together.

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