Unfortunately, some good things end. This cafe was one of them. I don't know why because everything they served was really good, right down to the homemade lemonade.
The funny thing is, is that these bars never left my mind after all these years. I thought they were the genius idea of whatever pastry chef they were hiding behind the curtain, alas I was wrong. Oh well, that doesn't mean that they have lost any of the magical memory they bring me about a nostalgic piece of my childhood that I love to remember.
I have heard several names for these bars including, 7 layer bars, magic bars and congo bars. Whatever name you choose, delicious is pretty much the word that sums these up for me.
Any recipe that requires no beating, kneading, chilling, molding, whipping or folding of any kind and can produce plate licking results such as these are a winner in my book.
Magical 7 layer congo bars
2 c graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c unsalted butter, melted
1- 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
3/4 c of semisweet chocolate chips*
3/4 c of butterscotch chips
1 c of sweetened dessicated coconut**
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line an 8x8 square or 9 inch springform pan with parchment or pam.
Mix graham crackers and melted butter together and press them into a 8x8 square pan , or 9 inch springform pan.
Sprinkle chocolate chips, buterscotch chips and coconut on top.
Pour over condensed milk.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until slightly golden on top.
Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.
*Use semisweet or bittersweet chips here because these bars are super sweet.
**Use the drier dessicated coconut, even unsweetened is fine. Angel flake makes them too sweet.