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Holiday 7-Layer Bars

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Holiday 7-Layer Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 55 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 24
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Looking for a Christmas spin on traditional 7-layer bars? This simple recipe for Holiday 7-Layer Bars checks all of the boxes: It’s easy to make, travels well and—most importantly—is absolutely delicious! Made easy with refrigerated Pillsbury™ Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, red and green M&M’s™ and a variety of other tempting add-ins, these Christmas 7-layer bars are sure to please.
Updated Nov 15, 2022

Ingredients

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (from 12-oz bag)
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips (from 10-oz bag)
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup M&M’s™ red and green (holiday) candy-coated chocolate candies (from 10.7-oz bag)
  • 1 cup salted cocktail peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with heavy-duty foil, extending foil over sides of pan. Spray with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, crumble cookie dough; stir or knead in cocoa until well mixed (dough will be stiff). Press dough evenly in bottom of pan. Top evenly with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, coconut, chocolate candies and peanuts. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over bars.
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until edges are golden brown (center will not be set). Cool completely, about 2 hours. Use foil to lift bars from pan. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Lining the pan with foil makes removal and cutting of bars much easier.
  • tip 2
    These holiday layer bars are great for any occasion—just use different colors of M&M’s™!
  • tip 3
    Make sure to buy sweetened condensed milk rather than evaporated milk—they don’t work the same way in recipes. Sweetened condensed milk is a highly-sweetened milk product used mostly in baking, while evaporated milk is a milk product with at least half of the water removed.

Nutrition Information

300 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 37g Total Carbohydrate, 29g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
140
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Potassium
190mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
29g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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