Caramel Pretzel Magic Bars

There are many names for these bars & many variations, so naturally, I love this type of recipe. You can change anything you want & make it yours.

These bars are known as magic bars, kitchen sink bars, million dollar bars, etc.

Caramel Pretzel Magic Bars

You basically have a crust (grahams, chocolate grahams, crushed oreos, crushed vanilla wafers, etc), a binder (sweetened condensed milk), & toppings (chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, candies, pretzels, etc). Easy!

Caramel Pretzel Magic Bars
Caramel Pretzel Magic Bars
Caramel Pretzel Magic Bars

These magic bars are great for holiday cookie parties and neighbor gifts.

Caramel Pretzel Magic Bars
Caramel Pretzel Magic Bars

Caramel Pretzel Magic Bars


  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 50 + pretzels (I used Snyder's Snaps)
  • 20 caramels, unwrapped & cut in fourths (*They now sell caramel bits at the store near the chocolate chips! So much easier than unwrapping & cutting up caramel squares. I would try 1 cup of caramel bits if you aren't using the squares.)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes


  1. Mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter & press in a sprayed 13x9in pan.
  2. Pour about half the can of condensed milk over crust.
  3. Layer your pretzels as close together as you like over the condensed milk/crust.
  4. Sprinkle caramels, chocolate chips, & coconut flakes.
  5. Pour remaining half of condensed milk on top.
  6. OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED: Break up some extra pretzels & sprinkle a few extra chocolate chips on top so you can see all the colors & have crunchy pretzels above the condensed milk.
  7. Bake at 350*F for 20-30 min until lightly brown. Let cool completely before cutting & serving.