These yummy bars are a mixture of cookie and candy. Remember the old recipe for the 7 layer magic cookie bars? This recipe is sort of taking that old favorite and kicking it up or putting it on steroids. This one has more than seven layers and the blend of ingredients is just wonderful. They are also really easy to make. I saw the original recipe on the Pillsbury website and then I adapted it quite a bit from there. So here is what you will need:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup pecans, chopped fine
1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
1 1/2 cups Dulce de Leche Cheerios cereal
1 cup pretzels, crushed
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup flaked coconut
2 (14 oz.) cans sweetened condensed milk (like Eagle Brand)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the graham cracker crumbs and pecans with the melted butter. Press in the bottom of a 9"x13" baking pan.
Spread the Cheerios and the crushed pretzels over the graham cracker crumbs. If you aren't familiar with the Dulce de Leche Cheerios or if you cannot find them in your area, you could use honey nut Cheerios or even plain Cheerios. The Dulce de Leche ones are really very good though. This is what the box looks like:
Sprinkle the three cups of various chips over the pretzel and cereal layers. Sprinkle the coconut last.
Pour the two cans of sweetened condensed milk evenly over all.
Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until just starting to brown. Cool for about 45 minutes and then cut into 1"x2" bars.