Holiday 7-Layer Bars


This 7 layer bar recipe has all kinds of tasty ingredients, like dried cranberries, flaked coconut, and white baking pieces. If you're planning on making a cookie plate for the holidays, this holiday bar will make a great addition!

7-Layer Bars
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
22 to 24 bars


  • 1 ½ cup finely crushed graham crackers (about 21)

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

  • 2 cup white baking pieces

  • 1 cup flaked coconut

  • 1 cup dried cranberries or dried cherries

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • ½ cup diced candied orange peel


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Lightly grease the foil; set pan aside.

  2. In a large bowl stir together the crushed graham crackers, melted butter, and the orange peel. Press crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the crust. Sprinkle the white baking pieces, coconut, cranberries, walnuts, and candied orange peel over the condensed milk. Lightly press the layers into the condensed milk.

  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are light brown. Use a sharp knife to loosen the edges of the bars from the pan. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Use foil to lift uncut bars out of pan. Transfer to a cutting board. Cut into bars.


Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

301 Calories
16g Fat
36g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 22
Calories 301
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 131mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 97mg 2%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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