Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Shortbread Magic Bars

Sharing some AMAZING magic bars today! My Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Shortbread Magic Bars are sinfully delicious. They’re such a gooey, tasty and comforting dessert for any day of the year!

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The Best Magic Bars

I had this bright idea last week to make a gooey shortbread recipe. One thing lead to another in my science lab I mean kitchen and I ended up with these fabulous marshmallow topped sweetened condensed milk smothered shortbread magic bars. They are literally one of my favorite treats yet. I know I say that all of the time, but these really are to die for. Try these for yourself and let me know what you think of my magic bars!!

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How To Make Magic Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line an 11 x 7 inch baking dish with parchment paper or foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. Place softened butter and sugar into a stand mixer, beating until creamy. Add flour, salt and 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips beating until dough forms. Transfer dough to prepared baking dish and press evenly. Bake for 30 minutes then remove from oven. Drizzle evenly with sweetened condensed milk then remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Top with halved marshmallow then bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove and let cool completely, for a good 2 hours before cutting into squares.

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What Is Shortbread?

Shortbread is a type of crumbly, sweet cookie which is commonly produced in Scotland, a nation with which the dessert treat has become associated. Traditionally, shortbread is made with three ingredients: butter, sugar, and flour.  These cookies are made all over the world, and often appear as a winter holiday treat in the United States. Dense, sweet, and highly rich, shortbread is adored by many consumers and bakers for its excellent and crisp flavor and ease of manufacture. It has been made since the 1700s, when butter as a cooking fat began to enter common use, especially in dairy-heavy areas like Scotland.

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Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over shortbread dough and top with mini chocolate chips and halved marshmallows.

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When baked, marshmallows will be slightly toasted on top.

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Enjoy!  One of our favorite desserts!

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How To Serve Magic Bars

Serve bars room temperature or slightly warmed in squares. A side of fresh fruit goes great with them.

How To Store Shortbread

Store shortbread in an airtight container room temperature for up to 4-5 days.

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Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Shortbread Magic Bars

These Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Shortbread Magic Bars are sinfully delicious. They're such a gooey, tasty and comforting dessert for any day of the year!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • Bowl
  • 11 x 7 inch baking dish

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks softened butter unsalted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips divided
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 10 large marshmallows halved

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 11×7 inch baking dish with parchment paper or foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Place softened butter and sugar into a stand mixer, beating until creamy. Add flour, salt and 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips beating until dough forms. Transfer dough to prepared baking dish and press evenly. Bake for 30 minutes then remove from oven. Drizzle evenly with sweetened condensed milk then remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Top with halved marshmallow then bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove and let cool completely, for a good 2 hours before cutting into squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg
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43 Responses
    1. Jenny

      Hi Amy, I haven’t tried freezing them, but my guess is they’d be just fine in an airtight container for a few months.

  1. Doris

    I made these bars today and something went wrong. I followed the recipe exactly, but when we tried to cut them, they didn’t stay together. The shortbread part of the bar just crumbled up and it was basically like a pile of chocolate chips! Wondering what I did wrong. They look and smell great, though. Wish they stayed together.

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