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. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword magic cookie bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
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.


Calories: 656kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 2.2mg