Now, I’m sure there are brownie purists out there who would find my next statement blasphemous, but if you’re ever in a pinch for something chocolatey, nutty, chewy, and very much brownie-like but don’t want to actually mix anything, then these truly sinful bars are the perfect solution. Quite possibly the easiest recipe ever, seven ingredients are layered one on top of another and baked to form a dizzingly sweet treat. It’s almost as easy as Dolly Parton’s “Cupa Cupa Cupa Cake” sounds from Steel Magnolias (which I have never tried).
It’s been awhile since I brought treats to the 107.5 WGCI Afternoon Drive Crew, mainly because my contact over there (Codename: Radio Diva) had to get settled into her new digs! With all the new crew members available to sample these seven layers of sin bars, I was nervous to hear their reactions. Radio Diva informed me almost immediately that the bars were an instant hit, prompting a “more treats, more often” response! If you want to make these bars yourself, the recipe can be found below and in Worth Tasting: A Culinary Tour Through the Architecture of the Palm Beaches. I’ve made several recipes from this cookbook and have never been disappointed. A special thanks to my friend and sorority sister (Codename: GPL) who gifted me the cookbook in the first place!
SEVEN LAYERS OF SIN BARS
(Adapted from Worth Tasting: A Culinary Tour Through the Architecture of the Palm Beaches)
1 stick butter, melted
1&1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs (I literally smashed graham crackers in a plastic bag.)
1 c. dark chocolate chips
1 c. butterscotch chips (Or white chocolate)
1 c. chopped pecans (Can use walnuts or hazelnuts)
1 c. shredded coconut
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour melted butter into 9×12 pan and swirl to coat bottom and sides of pan. In the order listed, layer graham cracker crumbs, dark chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, chopped pecans and shredded coconut, one layer at a time. Pour sweetened condensed milk on top of layers, being careful to keep as much of it away from the sides, as it will harden and become difficult to remove from the pan later. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing into bars.