Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wonder Bars

In Haleiwa on the north shore, there is a small bakery (Waialua Bakery?) that serves the BEST smoothies and the BEST wonder bars I've ever had. The smoothies are made with REAL, live, delicous tropical fruits, such as passion fruit, guava, mango, and yummy honey. There really is nothing better on a hot day. They also make amazingly delectable wonder bars. Also known as 7 layer bars or magic bars. I had most of the ingredients on hand, so I thought I'd make them. I had to pick up some butterscotch chips, and I admit that this is my first experience with them, but what the heck, right?

I baked this in 2 pie pans so I can give one to my dad tomorrow for Father's Day in a pretty glass dish.

I took my recipe from after seeing the luscious photo on It had to be slightly modified, I think because of the 2 pie pans.

The 7 Magic Ingredients (Makes 2 "pies")
  1. 2 sticks butter (1/2 lb.)
  2. 1 cup walnuts
  3. 1 can condensed milk
  4. 30 graham crackers (how the original recipe called for just 7, I will never know)
  5. 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  6. 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  7. 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
  8. 1 1/2 cup flaked coconut
How to do the wonder bar
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Put graham crackers in a plastic bag and smash them with a rolling pin. Or do what I did and use a bowl and a big dowel like a giant pestle and mortar. It takes forever!! Melt the butter. Mix with graham crumbs in the bowl. Grease your pie pans with oil. Press graham crust into bottom.
  2. Smash walnuts using the same procedure. Sprinkle on top of crust.
  3. Sprinkle on all the chocolate/white/butterscotch chips. Top with coconut.
  4. Pour condensed milk over the whole thing.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
Next time, I will add more condensed milk. Perhaps an entire can. And eat half before baking. I cannot get enough of the stuff.

1 comment:

  1. I'm dying to find a recipe like the banana bread pudding they have at the Waialua Bakery. Any insight?