December 10, 2015

Betty Crocker 7 Layer Gingerbread Treat Bars

Today I wanted to share with y'all an easy to make, fun to bake recipe from Betty Crocker! One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is bake and now that Ava is three she is Mama's Helper in the kitchen. She has her own hat, apron, and stool {check it out here} and she loves stirring, rolling, scooping, and of course taste testing my recipes! 

Baking with Betty Crocker is a simple, fun way to add a happy moment to you and your children’s day! 
My little helper at 1 1/2 years old.
Ava today -can you believe how much she's grown?!
Bake Memories with Betty Crocker!

This recipe, 7 Layer Gingerbread Treat Bars, is from the Betty Crocker 24 Days of Cookies.
It features a gingerbread cookie mix crust layered with vanilla chips, nuts, cranberries and coconut and then drizzled with sweetened condensed milk. They are gooey and decadent and make a great holiday gift for friends and family too!
I even made some for my Cookie Exchange Party last week.
Check out the Betty Crocker 24 Days of Cookies and participate in the countdown to Christmas!
This recipe is featured on the countdown along with quite a few other sweet treats I have bookmarked for later. Scroll down to enter my giveaway to win cash for your Betty Crocker recipe ingredients! 

This month check out the special savings at your local Winn-Dixie or Bi-Lo store on Betty Crocker products. Now is the time to stock up and save!

Sale 12/16 -12/22:

• Cake Mix - $1.00 off

• Traditional Brownies - $1.00 off

• Pouch Cookies (14-17 oz) – 2 for $4 with Bonus Fuel Perks

• Premium Brownies – 2 for $4 with Bonus Fuel Perks

Sale 12/1 – 12/31

• $0.75 off any 3 Betty Crocker products {digital coupon available the whole month of December}.

Click here for Bi-Lo coupons.
Click here for Winn-Dixie coupons.


Makes 32 bars
  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ gingerbread cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup {1 stick} butter
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk 
  • 12oz bag white vanilla baking chips {or white chocolate chips}
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut


  1.  Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  3.  In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, water and egg until soft dough forms. 
  4. Press dough in bottom of pan.
  5. Bake 15 minutes. 
  6. Pour condensed milk evenly over surface. 
  7. Sprinkle white vanilla baking chips, pecans, cranberries and coconut evenly over top. 
  8. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until bubbling along edges and coconut is lightly toasted.
  9.  Cool completely on cooling rack, about 2 hours. 
  10.  Cut into squares, 8 rows by 4 rows.
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.

 In large bowl, add cookie mix, water, butter, and egg.
Use softened butter but not melted. 
I like to cube mine to make it easier to mix in.
Mix until a soft dough forms. 
Press dough into the bottom of a greased 9X13 pan.
Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. 
I love using rich and creamy condensed milk in my desserts!
Pour condensed milk evenly over surface. 
Spread to cover.
Now it's time for toppings! 
Sprinkle white vanilla baking chips, pecans, cranberries and coconut evenly over top. 
How amazing does that look?
Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes until bubbly and browned.
Cool completely before slicing.
Cut into squares{about 32} and serve or wrap up for gifts.
Aren't these pretty? We ate a few of course, but then we packed 
up the rest as gifts for our friends and neighbors. 
Gooey and delicious and packed full with sweet toppings 
these 7 Layer Bars are the ultimate holiday treat!
Ava enjoyed her special 7 Layer Bar treat while we decorated the Christmas tree.
She even shared a bite with Daddy. But only one bite.
So naturally Daddy had to get his own then. 
Poor Stella, you know she wanted a nibble too!
Last but not least I want to share some Betty Crocker with you!
Visit the Betty Crocker 24 Days of Cookies page and comment below and tell me what recipe you want to make from the recipes listed {be sure to include your email}. I will randomly choose one winner next Wed Dec 16th. I will send you cash via Paypal to go buy the ingredients to make the recipe at home (value $10).

Be sure to visit the links below to download this great Betty Crocker coupon and many more!
 $0.75 off any 3 Betty Crocker products {digital coupon available the whole month of December}.

Click here for Bi-Lo coupons.
Click here for Winn-Dixie coupons.

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  1. I want to try the Candy-Kissed Snowman Cookies.

  2. I would like to try the peanut butter truffles
    recipe from the Betty Crocker recipes collection.
    Tahnk you. :)

    1. Wanda you are the winner! Can you please comment with your email?

  3. I would love to try the Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Cups.

  4. salted toffee bars

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  5. (sorry, forgot my email addy mariannakeough at hotmail dot com) Russian teacakes are a holiday must


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