Red Velvet 7 Layer Bars – Layer of red velvet cake, topped with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, coconut, walnuts and sweetened condensed milk.
Red Velvet 7 Layer Bars
Here’s a version of 7 layer bars that is sure to become a family favorite. It has a layer of delicious red velvet cake, chocolate chips, coconut, white chocolate chips, walnuts all covered with sweetened condensed milk.
This makes a 9 x 13 pan and is even kid approved. I took half of this over to the kids house and while we were gone shopping they ate half of what I took them in just a couple of hours. I always love it when the kids love what I make for them. This recipe will make 16 large bars but you might want to cut them smaller.
My Aunt Mary was our 7 Layer Cookie Bar Queen! She started making 7 layer bars back in 1970. I know this because my mom sent me recipe cards for some favorite recipes for Christmas that year and there was a note there on the card. It said Aunt Mary brought these for Thanksgiving and they were a hit. I am guessing the original recipe came from Bordon’s Eagle Brand but a quick search gave me no real leads as to where or how this recipe was originated. I have to say I really love this version with the red velvet cake layer.
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon liquid red food coloring
- 1 1/3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together in a small bowl, the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- Cream together the butter and sugar. Mix together for 3 minutes.
- Add the egg, buttermilk and red food coloring. Mix thoroughly.
- Add the flour mixture. Mix well.
- Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Add a layer of parchment paper that overhangs the sides if you want to be able to cut them into bars easier.
- Spread the red velvet cake batter on the bottom of the pan. Bake this for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
- Top with the coconut, the chocolate chips, the white chocolate chips and then the walnuts.
- Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk over everything.
- Bake for another 25 minutes. Let set for at least 2 hours before cutting.