birthday cake magic bars

so since it’s hot and i don’t like the heat it makes total since for me to be sharing something yummy that you have to bake right??

i know…

i’m terrible.

but let’s be honest…

even though it’s not evident here, i’ve been on a bit of a magic bar kick. true i’ve only shared one version with you but i’ve definitely made them at least 4 other times. i’ve been trying to dream up new combinations. (although those are taking a back seat to ice cream at the moment…)

some people like dorothy seem to have no problems dreaming up endless variations. but me? i seem to get stuck for some reason.

until i was recently trying to think of something that i could use the golden oreos with birthday cake filling…. see i needed to use most of the cookies in SOMETHING because i have NO self control when it comes to oreos in my house. i almost guarantee that if there is a package, it’s going to be gone within a couple days. like the rest of this package was gone in 3 days. i may or may not have had them for breakfast, pre-dinner snack and dessert.

but these magic bars are so so so good. i paired them up with the same brown butter sugar cookie crust from my dark chocolate almond magic bars. to that i added some slivered almonds and white chocolate chips. and then because what would these “birthday cake” magic bars be without some festiveness, i threw some colorful sprinkles on top! and although they require me to heat the oven, they are a total win in my book!

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  • 1 (17.5 oz) package sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 c (1 stick) brown butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 c chopped golden birthday cake oreos
  • 1 c white chocolate chips
  • 1 c silvered almonds, slightly toasted
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • sprinkles
  1. preheat the oven to 350F. grease a 11×17″ or 9×13″ pyrex dish, depending on thick you’d like your bars.
  2. stir together the cookie mix, brown butter, egg, vanilla extract and almond extract together. press evenly in your  pyrex dish. sprinkle the oreos pieces evenly over the dough followed by white chocolate chips and toasted almonds. evenly pour the condensed milk over the top. add sprinkles.
  3. bake 23-30 min until the crust and top are golden. cool completely before slicing.

and now i’m drooling and realizing how i’m in desperate need of some more golden birthday cake oreos….


this post is linked up to these fun link parties: what’s cookin’ wednesdays and what’s in your kitchen wednesdays


8 thoughts on “birthday cake magic bars

  1. Um, a pre-dinner snack of Oreos is totally a thing! And I share your magic bar love–so easy but so so good! Love this birthday cake variation. There are now a million different types of Oreos out there, I think you need to make magic bar variations for all of them. 🙂

    • Umm I totally “snack” on Oreos all day… I have eyed up those chocolate covered Oreos for a new variation!! Oreos drenched in chocolate can only make for a better magic bar I say.

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