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Tropical Magic Bars

Magic Cookie Bars with a tropical twist! With shredded coconut, candied lime peels, dried mango, dried pineapple, and condensed milk piled on a buttery graham crust, they're seriously addictive. Perfect for snacking or gifting!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Bake25 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Baked Goods, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 546kcal


For the Candied Lime

  • peel from one lime
  • 1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar

For the Magic Bars

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 package (11 ounces) white chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces dried mangoes, chopped
  • 6 ounces dried pineapples, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut shavings


For the Candied Lime Peels

  • In a small pot over medium heat, boil 2 cups of water. Add the lime peels and boil for 10 minutes.
  • Drain the water and repeat the process 2 more times. Drain the lime peels and discard the water.
  • Fill the pot once again with 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar and stir to combine. Over medium-low heat, bring to a boil and add the lime peels.
  • Let the sugar water reduce for about five minutes.
  • Drain the peels and let cool for about five minutes before tossing in ¼ cup of sugar.
  • Remove them from the sugar, and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet to dry and cool completely. Cut into small pieces and set aside.

For the Magic Bars

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper, leaving about an inch overhang.
  • Add the crushed graham cracker, melted butter, and remaining white sugar to a large bowl and stir to combine.
  • Spoon the graham cracker mixture into the prepared baking pan and press to evenly coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Drizzle ¾ of the sweetened condensed milk over the top of the crust.
  • Sprinkle the white chocolate chips, dried pineapple, dried mango, shaved coconut, and candied lime over the crust.
  • Drizzle the remaining condensed milk on top.
  • Bake in the preheated 375 F oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until the coconut has turned a light golden color.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting into 12 bars. Serve immediately.



Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 77g | Vitamin A: 1763IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 2mg