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Magic Squares

This cookie is one of my all-time favorites.  It’s unbelievably easy to make and although the recipe itself isn’t original, my method makes them extra chewy and delicious.  


  • 1  1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Also try adding…
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup butterscotch, white chocolate or peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup M&M’s


  • Melt the butter and combine it with 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • In a separate bowl, combine the condensed milk and the remaining graham cracker crumbs
  • Press the butter and graham cracker crumb mixture into the bottom of an 8×11″ baking pan
  • Pour the condensed milk mixture over the first layer and use a spatula to smooth it out
  • Top that with the flaked coconut and press down with your fingertips
  • Sprinkle the chocolate chips (and other toppings, if desired) on top of the coconut
  • Bake at 350°F (325°F for a glass baking dish) for 25 minutes or until slightly browned
  • Allow the pan to cool before cutting the squares