7 Layer Bars

Sometimes I worry that the kids are slightly over indulged by all the baking. I try to counteract the cake by making sure our meals are super healthy which so far I feel evens out the treats…

Then fate (social media) put these 7 Layer Bars in my path. Layers of chocolate, fudge, sweets, coconut and a buttery biscuit base….so it’s brocolli and kale salad for dinner for the rest of the week.

These cakey-biscuit bars were a completely new concept to me. I was given a bag of sweetened shredded coconut (that my mother brought back from the states and never used) so I asked Instagram What should I do with it. The overwhelming response was 7 Layer Bars.

Judy, a lovely member of the Instagram community, was lovely enough to send me her recipe which she calls LOL bars (for lots of layers). Lol bars are actually a far better name although I wasn’t lolling after i ate 3/4s of the batch and put on about 7lbs…

These are extremely customisable. We used big chunks of fudge and left out pecans whole but you can chop and change however you prefer πŸ˜€

You will need a 9″ by 12″ baking tray, well greased or lined with baking paper.

Ingredients

  • 300g digestive biscuits
  • 150g melted butter
  • 200g chocolate chips
  • 150g fudge pieces
  • 150g pecans or other chopped nuts
  • 200g Sweetened shredded coconut US or 150g dessicated coconut UK
  • 397g tin condensed milk
  • 150g mini eggs (or and chocolate/sweets)

Preheat oven to 180Β°C 350Β°F Gas Mark 6

Bash the biscuits with a rolling pin until they’re fully crumbled. Then stir in the melted butter.

Press the biscuit mixture into the base of the baking tray to form the bottom layer.

Sprinkle the Chocolate chips over the biscuit layer. Then top with the fudge pieces and pecans.

Drizzle with half the can of condensed milk.

Add the coconut and finally the mini eggs/sweets then pour over the rest of the condensed milk.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the top has lightly browned.

Allow to cool completely before cutting. The advice given to me was to chill in the fridge and this made them very easy to cut.

Slice into squares (or oddly shaped rombuses if you’re anything like me) and enjoy πŸ˜€

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