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Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Magic Bars

Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Magic Bars

These bars are so easy to make and will delight anyone with their festive appearance and ooey, gooey goodness. Chocolate and peppermint are perfect partners and it's never been more obvious than in these tasty bars. The bars can be made gluten-free or with gluten and instructions for both are included in the recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate peppermint layer bars, chocolate peppermint magic bars, holiday magic bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 30 2-1/2 inch by 1-1/2 bars or 51 1-1/2 inch by 1-1/2 inch bars
Calories 188kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 2 cups gluten-free Chocolate Cookie Crumbs (I used Pamela’s Products Extreme Chocolate Mini Cookies, ground in a food processor) or 1 ½ cups regular Chocolate Cookie crumbs if not gluten-free
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter , melted
  • 1 14- ounce can Sweetened Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup Holiday Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (red, green and chocolate)
  • 1 cup Milk Chocolate Holiday red and green M&M’s
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Mint green M&M’s
  • 1 cup Mini Marshmallows
  • 4 standard size Candy Canes , smashed with a rolling pin


  • Butter or spray with non-stick spray a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a medium mixing bowl combine cookie crumbs with the melted butter. Mix well and spoon into the prepared baking pan. Press down into pan to form a crust.
  • Drizzle half of the sweetened evaporated milk over the cookie crumb crust and smooth out with the back of a spoon.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chocolate chips, M&M’s, and marshmallows. Toss to fully combine. Distribute evenly over the crust.
  • Drizzle the remaining sweetened evaporated milk over the entire mixture in the baking pan. Evenly distribute the smashed candy canes over the top.
  • Bake the bars for 25-30 minutes until the marshmallows and condensed milk begin to turn golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool fully before slicing. Tip: after the bars cool to room temperature, put them in the refrigerator to chill before cutting. This allows firm bars to be cut.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 0.9mg