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Crescent Layer Bars Recipe

Crescent Layer Bars

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"Flaky dessert bars stacked with chocolate and cashews."

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Original recipe makes 36 bars Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    2 hrs 20 mins


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F (350 degrees F for dark pans). Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan.
  2. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough into 2 long rectangles. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough. Place in pan; press over bottom and 1/2 inch up sides to form crust. Bake 5 minutes.
  3. Remove partially baked crust from oven. Sprinkle vanilla chips, chocolate chips, almonds and cashews evenly over crust. Pour condensed milk evenly over top.
  4. Return to oven; bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan. Cool 1 hour. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 27, 2010

These bars are always a hit and they are soooo easy to make. I usually make with sliced almonds since we usually have them sitting around the house. Very yummy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 26, 2011

I would have thought the nuts would balance out some of the sugar but that was not the case. The crescent roll layer didn't work with the filling at all. I won't be making this again.


26 Ratings

Jan 25, 2010

I have made this many times and it is a crowd pleaser! It's always the first dessert to disappear at a potluck-style gathering. I have also forgotten to brown the crescent roll crust and it still works - not quite as good, but it works. I usually chop the cashews into all bits - too many halves aren't a little cumbersome for biting into!

Nov 23, 2011

These bars are delicious! Made it exactly as the recipe states and it turned out great! Will definitely make again.

Nov 24, 2011

I made these for Thanksgiving and ended up bringing almost the whole pan back. Only 4 got eaten. The sweetened condensed milk stayed runny and the crescent rolls just didn't work with this in my opinion. I much prefer the 7 layer cookie.

Dec 15, 2011

I was very very disappointed in this recipe - lots of expensive ingredients, and the flavor was very bland. There was just no contrast in flavor among the ingredients to give you a little "wow" moment. I'll stick with the traditional Magic Cookie Bars recipe anyday!

Dec 14, 2011

These were an interesting way to use crescent rolls. The condensed milk tasted like caramel and was very sticky. I liked that there was not much required in the way of baking. They were very easy to make.

Dec 13, 2011

Much too sweet for my tastes


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  • Calories
  • 160 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 103 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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