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Chocolate Seven Layer Bars


2 Hr. 25 Min.
25 Min.
15 Min.
Skill Level:
24 bars

Who says you can't have it all? Salty, sweet, crunchy, gooey — that's how we describe this incredible dessert bar that's perfection in every bite. This easy Chocolate Seven Layer Bars recipe turns rich chocolate, fluffy marshmallows, flaky coconut and crunchy pretzels into a party-worthy dessert. Best of all, you can have these decadent, rich Chocolate Seven Layer Bars whipped up in just 15 minutes.  Dessert bars are great for parties because they combine flavors into shareable squares. Give these Fudgy Chocolate Chip-Toffee Bars a try next!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
25 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Chill Time
15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups
    thin pretzels or pretzel sticks finely crushed
  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine (2 sticks), divided
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) (14 oz)
  • 3/4 cup
  • 2 cups
    miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup
    sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup
    pecans coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    shortening (do NOT use butter, margarine, spread or oil)


Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Baking Pan 13x9x2-Inch Baking Pan
Microwave-Safe Bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
Microwave Microwave
Wire Rack Wire Rack
Refrigerator Refrigerator

Heat oven to 350°F. Melt 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter. Combine melted butter and pretzels in small bowl; press evenly onto bottom of ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.


Place sweetened condensed milk, cocoa and remaining 1/2 stick butter in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at mediuum (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until mixture is melted and smooth when stirred. Carefully spread over pretzel layer in pan. Top with marshmallows, coconut and pecans; press firmly down onto chocolate layer.


Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned; cool completely in pan on wire rack.


Melt chocolate chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl at medium (50%) 1 minute or until melted when stirred; drizzle over entire top. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until glaze is set. Cut into bars.

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