Milky Way Magic Bars: A Delicious and Easy Recipe

Milky Way Magic Bars

If you’re looking for a treat that’s easy to make and incredibly delicious, look no further than Milky Way Magic Bars! These ooey gooey bars are a delightful spin on the classic seven-layer bar recipe. Whether you’re hosting a holiday gathering or a summer backyard BBQ, these bars are perfect for any occasion.

How to Make Milky Way Magic Bars

Making these magical bars is a breeze! Here’s a quick overview of the recipe. For detailed instructions and measurements, refer to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Create the cookie layer base: Start by mixing together the cookie mix from the pouch and pressing it into a 9 by 13 inch pan. If you prefer, you can make the cookie layer from scratch using the recipe below.
  2. Add the Milky Way layer: Sprinkle chopped Milky Ways and chocolate chips over the cookie dough.
  3. Pour sweetened condensed milk: Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the top.
  4. Bake the magic bars: Pop the pan into the oven and bake until golden brown. Allow the bars to cool before cutting them into individual servings.

Making the Cookie Layer from Scratch

If you’d like to make the cookie layer from scratch, follow this simple recipe:


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add the vanilla extract and egg.
  3. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and beat until just combined.
  4. Press the dough into the bottom of a 9 by 13 inch pan, following the rest of the instructions as written.

Storing and Freezing

Once the bars have completely cooled, you can store them in an airtight container for up to one week. If you’d like to freeze them, simply cut them into individual pieces, freeze them in a single layer for one hour, then stack and store them in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Try Out Milky Way Magic Bars Today!

These Milky Way Magic Bars are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Don’t be afraid to get creative – you can even swap out the Milky Ways for your favorite candy bar. Whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting out, this recipe is a winner. Give it a try and let us know how it turns out!

Remember to check out the comments section below for helpful tips and variations from other readers. Happy baking!


Milky Way Magic Bars


  • 1 pouch of sugar cookie mix and ingredients needed to make it (17.5 oz) or use the from-scratch recipe provided
  • 2 large Milky Way bars (1.84 ounce sized bars), chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Spray a 9 by 13-inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Mix the cookie mix according to package instructions or use the from-scratch recipe provided. Press the cookie dough into the bottom of the pan.
  3. Sprinkle the chopped Milky Way bars and chocolate chips on top of the cookie dough.
  4. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the bars.
  5. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the edges are a deep golden color.
  6. Let cool, then cut into bars and enjoy!

Note: If you prefer a chewier texture, bake at 350°F instead of 375°F.