The Basics: How to Make Seven-Layer Bars

The Basics: How to Make Seven-Layer Bars

Shockingly easy

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from something raw to something cooked using simple ingredients, free of measurements and complicated techniques. A method that you can have in your back pocket and whip out whenever you like. We call it recipe-free cooking.

You'll need:

Go to Step 1

  • a 13-by-9-inch baking dish
  • a knife
  • a stick of unsalted butter
  • eight crushed graham crackers
  • two generous handfuls of sweetened shredded coconut
  • three handfuls (a half bag) of chocolate chips
  • two generous handfuls of coarsely chopped nuts (any kind)
  • one can of sweetened condensed milk

Illustrations by Bill Russell