Ever notice that magical recipe on the back of a can of sweetened condensed milk? Those magical bars that somehow always end up at potluck dinners and PTA meetings? Magic Bars, AKA seven layer bars AKA “Hello Dolly” bars are one of the world’s easiest dessert recipes out there as you simply dump all the ingredients into a pan and let the sweetened condensed milk do its caramelized magic. 

The recipe calls for graham crackers, butter, chocolate, coconut, and nuts – all caramelized with this gooey layer of sweetened condensed milk. As delicious as they are, they can easily pack on the calories with these rich ingredients. 

For this healthy variation I have replaced the butter with half coconut oil and half flaxseed, swapped the condensed milk for lite coconut milk and sugar free caramel, added protein, and significantly reduced the amount of unnecessary toppings while still keeping your taste buds happy!! These can also be made gluten and dairy free!

Healthy Caramel Magic Bars
Serves 16
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Crust Ingredients
  1. 1 scoop Syntrax vanilla matrix protein
  2. 120g crushed graham crackers (can use gluten free or regular)
  3. 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  4. 4 tbsp ground flaxseed + 6 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
Toppings
  1. 6 tbsp shredded coconut
  2. 32g walnuts or nuts of choice
  3. 3 tbsp Enjoy Life Foods dark chocolate chips
  4. 3 tbsp peanut butter or white chocolate chips (omit for dairy free version)
  5. 3 oz lite coconut milk
  6. 4 oz sugar free caramel
  7. 1 scoop Syntrax vanilla matrix protein
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together ground flaxseed + almond milk and set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. In a food processor, combine graham crackers, protein, melted coconut oil and flaxseed mixture and blend until smooth.
  4. Spread mixture into greased 8x8 pan.
  5. Evenly sprinkle half of toppings on top of crust mixture.
  6. Mix together sugar free caramel, coconut milk and protein powder then evenly pour on top of toppings. Spread with remaining toppings.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Once cool, cut into 16 squares. Store in fridge for up to one week or freezer for longer.
Notes
  1. *Omit peanut butter chips and use vegan protein for dairy free version.
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