With holiday parties on overload, it’s time to forget boxed brownies. These bars are the easiest, and most creative option to bring to your potluck dinner. This recipe leaves a lot of space for experimentation, so don’t hesitate to substitute your favorites for chocolate chips and pecans.

Chocolate Graham Bars

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Total Time:45 minutes
  • Servings:12
  • Easy


  • 1 1/2 sleeves graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 bag chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven at 350°F and spray 8×8 brownie tin with cooking spray.


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  • Step 2

    Crush graham crackers until they become crumbs and place in a bowl.

    #SpoonTip: Put graham crackers in a plastic bag and smash with a textbook.

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  • Step 3

    Chop pecans and add to the bowl with crumbs. Add chocolate chips and salt, stir until combined.

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  • Step 4

    Pour sweetened condensed milk and vanilla in the bowl and stir until well combined.

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  • Step 5

    Pour batter into tin, and bake for 30 minutes. Take them out and let them cool completely.

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  • Step 6

    Cut into squares, toss in powdered sugar, and serve.

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