Magic Cookie Bars Recipe

A simple recipe for Magic Cookie Bars! Soft batter with cream cheese spread and topped with chocolate chips morsels and coconut flakes. These bars are the ultimate chocolate chip cookie bars.

These bars were inspired by our Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe – it’s so delicious and fun to make with kids.

Magic cookie bars stacked on top of each other topped with chocolate chip morsels and coconut shavings.

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This magic cookie bar recipe takes classic cookie bars to a whole new level! A soft base layer using classic yellow mix topped with a cream cheese layer, chocolate chip morsels, and coconut shavings. The combination of classic dough with cream cheese, chocolate and coconut are just amazing. The perfect balance of flavors in every bite.

Magic cookie bars recipe in a baking pan cut into pieces with a spoon.

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These cookie bars are SOO easy and quick to make. The recipe comes together so quickly and tastes phenomenal.

  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, combine together cake mix, oil, and egg.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy.
  • Add 2/3 cup of chocolate chips into the cream cheese and fold in with a spatula.
  • Spread the cake batter evenly in the pan.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the batter as a second layer.
  • Use the remaining 1/3 cup of chocolate chips and add on top of the cream cheese layer.
  • Top with coconut flakes.
  • Bake the bars 25-30 minutes, or until the coconut flakes become golden.

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These magic cookie bars can be served either hot or cold. We enjoy these bars with a glass of cold milk or hot tea! These cookie bars are perfect to prepare when the kids have friends over, or even when your having guests and need to make something quick to prepare. The bars aren’t overly sweet but definitely satisfy enough to satisfy the sweet tooth.

Cookie bars in a baking sheet topped with chocolate chip morsels and coconut shavings in a baking pan.

You are going to love this easy recipe for Magic Cookie Bars. It truly is a great recipe you will fall in love with.

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Magic Cookie Bars Recipe

An easy recipe for Magic Cookie Bars. Soft dough using yellow cake mix topped with cream cheese, chocolate chips and coconut flakes. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: magic cookie bars
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 656kcal


  • 1 box classic yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 oz cream cheese, room temp (1 1/2 packs)
  • 1 cup chocolate chip morsels, divided
  • 1 cup coconut flakes


  • Preheat oven to 355°F.
  • Line baking pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray.
  • Combine cake mix with oil and egg in a bowl. Spread mixture evenly in baking pan.
  • Beat cream cheese until creamy. Add 2/3 cup chocolate chip morsels and mix with a spatula. Spread over the cake mixture. Take the remaining 1/3 cup morsels and add to the top of the cream cheese layer. Then add the coconut flakes.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until the coconut flakes become golden in color.
  • These can be enjoyed warm or cooled. Enjoy friends.
Nutrition Facts
Magic Cookie Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 656 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 634mg28%
Potassium 154mg4%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 44g49%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 210mg21%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Zhenya 04/08/2017, 6:07 pm Link Reply

    Valya, can use suggest a substitute for the yellow cake mix?

    • admin 04/10/2017, 11:39 am Link Reply

      Hi Zhenya,
      Unfortunately, this is the only way I have tried the recipe and have no idea what would be a good substitute. Sorry, that wasn’t very helpful. We have so many dessert recipes HERE, maybe you will find something else that catches your eye. 🙂

  • MILA 04/07/2017, 8:55 pm Link Reply

    These look so yummm.
    I’d love to meet you sometimes. Come to Portland, Oregon with you family!!!! You have lots of people who LOVE your blog here. ☺

    • admin 04/11/2017, 2:11 pm Link Reply

      You are so sweet, Mila. Making me blush here. We are actually planning a trip throughout the West coast next year. Maybe we will meet someday. 🙂 Thanks for the support. <3

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