Seven Layer Cookies

Seven Layer Cookies

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Oh! My! Goodness! OMG! Heavens to Betsy and any other southern term you can come up with.  These Seven Layer Cookies are DE-LISH!  And talk about easy…it just doesn’t get much easier than this.  This a recipe I used to make a long time ago, but it had been pushed to the back and just left there.  I pulled it out today and thought I would give it a go, and boy, am I glad I did.  You won’t believe how awesome these dessert bars are. I had forgotten until today, and I plan to use this recipe a lot from now on.

seven layer cookies

I am still trying to figure out why they are called Seven Layers?  There are only six layers in these bars, and I’m not gonna lie, it kind of drives me crazy.  I kept counting the layers, and then I thought maybe when I wrote the recipe down many years ago, I forgot to write something down, but it turns out that I didn’t.  I had all the ingredients wrote down and trust me, there are only six layers.

Seven Layer Cookies

But on to more important things, like how yummy these bars taste!  They have this incredible chocolate and butterscotch layer that I just absolutely love.  And then there’s the layer of coconut topped with a gooey coating of sweetened condensed milk.  I could eat that stuff right out of the can!  Add the pecans and the graham cracker crust, and you have yourself a little piece of heaven right there.  You just toss this awesome pan of goodness in the oven for about 30 minutes to melt it all together, and then just prepare yourself for the ultimate dessert bar.  It doesn’t get any easier or tastier than that!

seven layer cookies


Seven Layer Cookies

Seven Layer Cookies

A super easy and delicious dessert that has layers of chocolate, butterscotch, coconut, and pecans, topped with sweetened condensed milk, and sits on top of a buttery graham cracker crust.

  • Author: Sheryl Anderson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12
  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs, (buy the crumbs in a box, but you can crush your own)
  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 1/3 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk


Preheat oven 350 degrees and spray cooking spray on a 9 x 13 x 2 inch pan

Melt butter in a medium mixing bowl, add Graham Cracker Crumbs and stir until crumbs are covered in butter.  Place crumb mixture in 9 x 13 x 2 inch pan.  Spread out and pack down the crumbs evenly into pan.

Add layer of chocolate chips, then the layer of butterscotch chips.

Next, spread coconut evenly on top, and add pecans.

Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk across the top of the bars until it is all covers and the can is empty.

Place in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.  Let completely cool and serve.


ou can use your favorite type of nuts.

When measuring out the coconut, I didn’t pack it into the measuring cup.

You can leave off any of the layers you don’t like.

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