Delicious Magic Bars (Seven Layer Bars) made Healthy and Gluten Free!

Healthy Magic Bars

Magic Bars are a classically UNhealthy dessert, with the graham cracker crust packed with butter, the sweetened shredded coconut covered in sugar and the condensed milk full of even more sugar…  it’s a calorie bomb, fat bomb and sugar bomb.

While nothing is wrong with fat, per se — because healthy fats are good for you! — it’s just ridiculous how much can fit into one little square.  I want my food to energize me and make me feel good, not weigh me down and make me feel like I need a nap.

So I made a healthier version without the butter and the added sugars, but most importantly, no partially hydrogenated oil or trans fats…  just simple, pure, natural and wholesome ingredients.  From the looks of it, can you even tell that these are good for you?  No.

These are sinless Magic Bars, a healthier alternative that sure doesn’t taste healthy at all!

Chewy yet crunchy, sweet and buttery Magic Bars that are rich with gooey chocolate.  I think my heart is melting.  Melting like chocolate chips in the oven…  😉

Healthy Magic Bars recipe from the Naughty or Nice Cookbook: The ULTIMATE Healthy Dessert Cookbook – Jessica Stier of Desserts with Benefits

Naughty or Nice Cookbook: The ULTIMATE Healthy Dessert Cookbook – Jessica Stier of Desserts with Benefits
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Healthy Magic Bars

Servings: 16 bars



Recipe Notes

I originally wasn't going to share the recipe here because I worked so incredibly hard on publishing Naughty or Nice.  But, I understand not having a recipe here can be frustrating.  So, I'll meet you halfway...  how does that sound?  I'll show you all the ingredients I use in the recipe.  That way, you can determine on your own whether or not the cookbook is for you!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Magic Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.5g15%
Saturated Fat 4.5g28%
Sodium 110mg5%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bars, Blondies & Brownies



With love and good eats,


– Jess


9 comments on “Healthy Magic Bars”

  1. This is amazing!I love it:)

  2. MY heart is melting! These look incredible. I have never had a 7 layer bar, but by the looks of these, I have to soon! I love that you used some homemade ingredients so that these bars truly are healthy!

  3. What a great recipe makeover! I haven’t had 7 layer bars in so many years, and never have any of the traditional ingredients in my pantry. I can definitely get behind these.

  4. Wow!

    These bars look Yummy!

    I have to try this one of these days.

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  6. This looks so very good!, I can not wait to make this!

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