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Mint Chocolate Magic Bars

You’re going to go crazy for these decadent mint chocolate magic bars. They feature rich, gooey layers of Andes mints, shredded coconut, and pecans. I’m obsessed!

mint chocolate coconut bar on a table

Mint Chocolate Magic Bars

Getting a few Andes mints after a meal at The Olive Garden was one of my favorite treats as a kid.

I’m a huge fan of the mint chocolate flavor profile, and mint chocolate chip ice cream is still an all-time favorite.

It’s no wonder that I’m obsessed with these ooey-gooey mint chocolate magic bars!

ingredients for dessert bars

My Andes mint bars offer a little twist on the traditional coconut magic bars.

The difference is, you just swap regular chocolate chips for some coarsely chopped Andes mints.

Have I mentioned that when it comes to sweets, I am in love with brownies and bars?

Pouring sweetened condensed milk on magic bars

Fun Fact: Did you know that Andes mints are actually called Andes Creme De Menthe Thins?

They’ll always be those mints you get at Olive Garden to me. 🤣

These iconic mint candies make the perfect creamy addition to these coconut bars!

Andes Mint Bars

gooey chocolate bars in a baking pan

Why Are They Called Magic Bars?

The magic is in the layering.

The sweetened condensed milk filters through the layers of ingredients and sinks down to the bottom.

You end up with an amazing bar that has a sweet and chewy dulce de leche style crust around the edges

andes mint bars

Quick Tips

  • If you’re not a fan of mint, you can substitute the 3/4 cup Andes for 1 cup of chocolate chips.
  • Be sure to let your mint chocolate magic bars cool completely before cutting. They will seem very melty at first but will set up.
  • Choose quality shredded sweetened coconut. I like Baker’s brand and have found that a store-brand equivalent doesn’t work as well.

Just look at how gorgeous these Andes mint bars are from the side. This is a mint, chocolate, and coconut-lover’s DREAM DESSERT, Y’all. 💗

I hope you love my mint chocolate magic bars recipe!

close up of dessert bar on a cutting board

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Mint Chocolate Magic Bars

Mint Chocolate Magic Bars

Yield: 9 large bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Rich and decadent mint chocolate magic bars will satisfy any sweet tooth!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs, approximately 15 to 16 full sheets
  • 3/4 cup coarsely-chopped Andes mints (about 28 pieces)
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • ¾ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ⅔ cups sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Crush graham the crackers. Stir the brown sugar into the graham crackers; set aside.
  3. Put the ½ cup butter into a 9x9 pan; heat in the oven until butter is completely melted.
  4. Remove from the oven and evenly spread the graham cracker and brown sugar mixture over the melted butter.
  5. In layers, alternate the Andes chocolates, coconut, and the pecans. Evenly pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top. Bake for 30 minutes or until the coconut is lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting.

Notes

While I cut my bars into 9 large servings for photos, you can also cut 12 smaller bars. They are quite rich! 🙂

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 432 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 38mg Sodium: 152mg Carbohydrates: 51g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 41g Protein: 6g

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10 comments

  1. Can I leave out the coconut?

    • Hi Judy, I don’t think it would be a good idea to take out the coconut in this particular recipe since it adds so much of the bulk and texture to the bars. Stay tuned, though, I’ll be posting plenty of coconut-free bars soon. 🙂

  2. This recipe looks scrumptious and sounds super easy! I will be adding this to my recipe notebook for later.

  3. LOL….These magic bars where truly magical, the complete plate just….disappeared. I can personally say I do not know how they tasted. Except my hubby and our neighbor said “they were great”. Next batch I’m hiding, until I get to enjoy one of the magic bars. 

    • Charlee, that made me laugh! Isn’t that the way it is with husbands and good desserts? Glad he loved them, though! 🙂

  4. You used pecans in your recipe for the “Mint Chocolate Magic Bars” and I was wondering if it would matter if I used walnuts? I am allergic to almonds and pecans but can eat walnuts, Cashews and peanuts (go figure that one out). and I would like to make them for my family but I would not be able to eat them as the recipe is stated..

    Thanks for your help.

    • Hi Jackie, if you like walnuts, they should work just fine! 🙂 Another possible option would be to make layers of those waffle-shaped pretzels. Let me know how it turns out for you. Thanks! 🙂

  5. Yum, these look very good! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. I’m totally drooling right now! Thanks for sharing!

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