Magic Cookie Bar Recipe

Growing up, my family used to make a decadent dessert for the holidays called, “Seven Layer Cookie Bar.” Imagine my surprise when I learned years later that Disney makes the same dessert at it’s Wilderness Lodge Resort, and calls it the “Magic Cookie Bar.”

Of course, as a celiac, this has been off limits for at the Disney Parks & Resorts, but you can easily recreate this at home with simple and gluten free ingredients. I’ve also included instructions for how to make dairy free and vegan.

You can see me walk through this recipe step-by-step in my YouTube video below.

Recipe yields – up to 24 individual bars


  • Butter, Vegan Buttery Spread, or Oil Spread (depending on preference)
  • 1 cup gluten free graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter or vegan buttery spread melted
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips (dairy free versions, if needed)
  • 6 ounces butterscotch chips (omit if making dairy free or vegan)
  • 1 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk (or can of Let’s Do Organic Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk)
  • 1 cup pecan halves, chopped (or other preferred nut)
  • Optional: 6 ounces of M&M type candies (or No No’s from No Whey Foods, if looking for vegan alternative)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Lightly butter or grease bottom of a 13×9 inch pan.
  • Sprinkle gluten free graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of the pan; combine with melted butter and pat into the pan to form a crust.
  • Cover crust with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and coconut.
  • Drizzle entire contents of sweetened condensed milk over pan, covering completely.
  • Sprinkle nuts evenly over contents.
  • Add optional ingredients, as desired.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely; cut into 24 squares.

Version of this recipe found originally at Disney Food Blog.