Peanut butter and toffee-caramel chocolate bars

There’s no question. These Seven layer peanut butter magic bars are lethally addictive. I’ve never seen anyone eat just one. They’re also the easiest cookie cum biscuit bar recipe you’ll have the good fortune of making. Generously doused with the sweetest of temptresses – condensed milk and layered with chocolate, coconut, peanut butter and pecans. Maybe haul out the elasticated pants while they’re baking.

Peanut butter and toffee-caramel chocolate bars

Making these chocolate bars is hardly a job. Over the years, I’ve noticed that many bakers love a quick bake recipe over those that have 101 steps and unheard of ingredients. The recipe for Seven layer peanut butter magic bars is hardly a Masterchef mystery box, but they are ridiculously good. What started out as a casual throw-together cookie tray-bake has evolved into a virally contagious magic potion.

Peanut butter and toffee-caramel chocolate bars
Peanut butter and toffee-caramel chocolate bars

Seven layer peanut butter magic bars

Makes about 20

  • 200g shortbread biscuits
  • 120g butter, melted
  • 150g of each milk and dark chocolate, chopped
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tin (385g) condensed milk
  • 100g pecan nuts, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 170º C. Line and grease a 32 x 20cm baking tin with parchment paper. Process the biscuits to a fine breadcrumb texture. Pour the melted butter over the crumbs and blitz briefly to combine the mixture. Press firmly into the lined tin and smooth over with the back of a spoon.
  2. Scatter over the chocolate. Dot with 1/2 teaspoon amounts of peanut butter. Follow with a scattering of coconut. Drizzle the condensed milk over the top and finish with the chopped pecan nuts. Bake for 40-45 minutes. The bars should be golden brown on top. Allow to cool in the tin before slicing into bars or squares.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep the chocolate bars firm.


More sweet slices can be found here:

11 Comments. Leave new

  • Mmmm those look amazing! Peanut butter + caramel really are perfect together 🙂

  • These bars sound like heaven on a Friday! Recipe just in time for weekend!

  • Omg…Diane, What are you doing to us! This recipe has izzy and I written all over it! xx

  • diannebibby
    10 April 2015 5:36 pm

    I’m sorry! I know, they can do some serious damage but will completely tick the happy box. Have a fab weekend. X

  • diannebibby
    10 April 2015 5:39 pm

    Thank you Maria. If you have a sweet tooth, this could be just the treat for weekend indulging plus they’re just so easy to make. Happy baking!

  • diannebibby
    10 April 2015 5:42 pm

    Anything + peanut butter = Yummo! Thanks Jane. Have a good one. Di

  • I made these on Sunday and they were absolutely delicious

  • diannebibby
    14 April 2015 1:30 pm

    Yay! And, they tend to disappear at an alarming rate.

  • Hi can you let me know what shortbread biscuit one buys for this recipe? Many thanks

  • Hi there. Usually, I use Bakers Tennis biscuits. A crisp coconut biscuit or shortbread cookie will also work perfectly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.