Sharing Popolo Recipes: Seven Layer Bars 

Seven Layer Bars all finished baking and plated up


Welcome to another installment of our blog series featuring mouthwatering recipes from Popolo Catering! This blog series offers me a delightful fringe benefit I didn’t anticipate. The opportunity to create and enjoy all the delicious Popolo food that I haven’t had in a while due to living far away. Today, I’m thrilled to share one of our all-time favorites – Seven Layer Bars. Not only are these treats easy to make, but you also only need one pan! 

Seven Layer Bars

Indulge in Something Unique and Chocolatey 

When it comes to bringing dessert to share for a work event or a family potluck, the usual cake or classic chocolate chip cookies often make an appearance. However, if you want to surprise everyone with a delightful treat that stands out for the crowd, I highly recommend these mouthwatering Seven-Layer Bars. It’s essentially a cookie bar. Their perfect combination of crunchy nuts and chewy texture offers a level of decadence and deliciousness that will leave everyone impressed and showering you with praise. The best part is that you don’t even have to divulge how incredibly easy they are to make, and the fact you didn’t even need to dirty a single bowl in the process! So, go ahead and treat everyone to something truly special and enjoy the compliments that will surely follow! 


Perfect for Feeding a Crowd 

When you find yourself looking to satisfy a large group, this recipe has got you covered. It’s incredibly easy to double or even triple the ingredients and make it in a larger sheet pan or tray. By eliminating the need to scoop individual cookies, the process of preparing these treats becomes much quicker and more efficient. Whether it’s a party, gathering, or any occasion with a hungry for sweets crowd, this recipe ensures everyone gets to enjoy the deliciousness without any hassle.

Seven Layer Bar Ingredients all lined up
All the ingredients. This is actually a very forgiving recipe using a bit extra of the chocolate or a bit less of nuts or coconut turns out just great!



– 1 stick of butter 

– 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 

– 1 cup white chocolate chips or chunks 

– 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks 

– 1 cup rough-chopped pecans 

– 1 cup shredded coconut 

– 1 can of sweetened condensed milk 


Let’s Get Baking: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Prepare your 13 x 9 pan by lining it with foil or parchment paper, making sure to leave some overhang on the edges. This will help in removing the finished bars later.
  3. Spray the foil with a light coat of nonstick cooling spray
  4. Place the whole stick of butter into the lined pan and let it melt in the oven. Alternatively, you can microwave the butter and then pour it into the pan. I personally love the rich flavor of browned butter, so I prefer the oven method, which takes around 15 minutes. Once melted, remove the pan from the oven.
  5. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs over the melted butter in an even layer and gently pat them down. The butter will soak into the crumbs, creating a delicious crust.
  6. Layer the remaining ingredients. The order is not important, but you must end with the Sweetened Condensed milk drizzled over the top. 
  7. Bake the bars for 20 minutes, then allow them to cool.
  8. To remove the whole batch from the pan, lift the edges of the foil. This will make it easier to cut the bars into clean, even pieces.
  9. Now, all that’s left to do is savor and enjoy these delightful Seven-Layer Cookie Bars!
Seven Layer Bars.
The pan is lined with the foil. As you can see the foil overhangs a bit off the sides to make it super easy to life the whole thing out of the pan. The whole stick of butter simply needs to be unwrapped and placed directly in.
Seven Layer Bars
Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs over all the melted butter.
It is important the last ingredient is the sweetened condensed milk drizzled and covering the entire top. This acts as a sort of glue to bind all those yummy ingredients together.

Make it your own

Make this recipe your own. If you don’t like coconut, simply leave it out.   Add in new and fun combinations of ingredients. Personally, I am fond of mini peanut better cups and butterscotch chips. The fun thing about cooking to me is learning the techniques and then experimenting.

Seven Layer Bars golden brown

We hope you love making and indulging in these delightful treats as much as we do. Stay tuned for more delectable recipes coming your way soon. Happy baking! 

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Written By:

Marissa Dominguez

Popolo Blogs and Social Media Coordinator

6 thoughts on “Sharing Popolo Recipes: Seven Layer Bars 

  • By Kat Castillo - Reply

    GREAT JOB MARISSA! I can almost smell and taste these! The pictures are awesome.

    • By Marissa - Reply

      Thanks mom! Lol

    • By Denise - Reply

      I can’t wait to make these!!! They look soooo good!

      • By Popolo - Reply

        Please Let us know how they come out!

  • By Shannon Luciano - Reply

    This is one of my most favorite desserts ever! I remember them being around at family gatherings when I was little, but have never had a recipe or made them myself. I think I’m going to have to change that! Thank you for sharing!

    • By Popolo - Reply

      Thank you so much for commenting! Please be sure to let us know how they come out!

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