Easy Bars

This recipe for easy bars was among the recipes my Mother had collected. She had written it on an old envelope and no amount of how many bars the recipe makes was included. It is probably a recipe she copied from a can of the sweetened condensed milk called for in the recipe. It is most likely from the 1940s or the 1950s. I haven’t tried the bars but will as soon as I have a needed ingredient.

The copied recipe did not say how many bars it makes.

Easy Bars


  • ¼ cup of margarine
  • 1 cup of soda crackers, crushed
  • 1 cup of coconut
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped, any kind
  • 1 15 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk


Heat the oven to 350 degrees F and have a 13x9x2 inch cake pan ready. It does not need to be greased.

Crush the soda crackers into a mixing bowl. Melt the margarine and mix it with the crackers. Spread the cracker and margarine mixture in the bottom of the cake pan. Sprinkle the coconut, chocolate chips and the nuts evenly over the cracker layer. Pour the canned milk over the top of the layers. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree F. oven for 20 minutes.


Cut into the size pieces you want. No note was made of the size.

Any type of nut would work including peanuts.

Other chips such as butter scotch could be used.


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A great grandmother living in the middle of the United States. My interests include art, needlework, reading, history, politics, and cooking.
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