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Seven Layer Cookie Cups

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Confession:  I’ve never had or made 7 layer bars.  But ever since I created the salted caramel cookie cup recipe, my friend Dawn (and her husband Rex!) have been asking me to try a cookie cup filled with 7 layer bar ingredients.

Now that I’ve tried them, I am in love with 7 layer bars.  The bars are very easy to make and there are tons of recipes online for them.  There are many variations of ingredients, but I made my cups with Dawn’s favorites.  The cups are a little more time consuming than plain bars– but very, very fun!  The cookie cup holds all the yummy ingredients together and adds a dense sweet layer to the typical bar recipe.


  • 1 tube of refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1c. of finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  • 1c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4c. butterscotch chips
  • 1c. shredded coconut
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk

(yep, thats 7 ingredients!)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using clean hands, knead together graham cracker crumbs and cookie dough until all crumbs are incorporated.
  • Divide dough evenly among 12 (standard size) muffin cups.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes
  • Press centers of baked cookies in, forming a cup. I use a mini tart shaper for this and it makes it SO easy- you can use the end of a wooden spoon too, if you want.  The inside of the cookies might still be a little undercooked at this point — that is ok!
  • Layer the remaining dry ingredients in each cookie cup, saving some coconut aside.
  • Place sweetened condensed milk in a zip top bag, clip a corner and drizzle the condensed milk into each cup over and around all the ingredients.  I went to each cup twice, as the liquid seeped down into all the layers there was room for more on top.
  • Sprinkle top with shredded coconut and place back in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.  Watch for your coconut to brown on top– that is your cue to pull them out!
  • Cool completely in pan.  
  • Use a small knife to run around edge of each cup and pop it out of pan when cooled.

My thoughts:  I love them!  You could experiment with ingredient variations to this if you don’t like nuts or coconut for example. I like them as is.  Since I’d never had a 7 layer bar, I was depending on Dawn and Rex to judge the taste- they give them a thumbs up!  If you want gooey chocolate and coconut then this is YOUR dessert!  Enjoy!


About Ruthanne

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing!

18 responses »

  1. In my book, when someone offers you coconut and goey chocolate, you always say ‘yes please!’

  2. This looks absolutely delicious! You have some really fantastic recipes and a great looking blog. I am looking for yummy recipes to add to share on my site and would like to reference some of yours. I am going to also add you as one of my favorite websites to visit. Thanks and keep up the great work!

    • Thanks so much– love your site as well- laughed at your bacon cupcakes- yikes! Please feel free to share and or reference any of my recipes. Nice to meet you!!!

      • Thanks so much! I will definitely reference your yummy recipes. Nice to meet you too!!! 🙂 Yes – the bacon cupcakes seem kind of…different. I am going to make them though just to experiment.

  3. it looks so delicious!
    Thanks for the receipe
    see you

  4. Marvelous – do you think they could be done in a mini pan?

  5. Now these look amazing.. not just because of the ingredients.. but your lovely food photography makes them look dazzling.. I love how the condensed milk almost flows from the center.. An awesome recipe!! xo Smidge

  6. Found you via Pinterest. And looked through all of your recipes. Count me as a new fan! I loved not only your recipes, but the fact that you love the Packers. My husband has turned me into a semi-rabid Packers fan haha. Keep up the good work!

  7. Can you confirm the size of the refrigerated sugar cookie dough? Can’t wait to make these!


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