Whip Up Enchantment: Lemon Raspberry Magic Cookie Bars!

Dive into a world of flavor with our Lemon Raspberry Magic Cookie Bars! This delightful recipe combines the tangy zest of lemons with the sweet allure of raspberries, all layered over a buttery shortbread crust. Perfect for any occasion, these bars will transport your taste buds to a magical place. Let’s begin the journey to creating these irresistible treats.


  • 1 box (10 oz) shortbread cookies
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 large lemon, zested
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

For the topping:

  • 1 jar (13 oz or 1 cup) raspberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 large lemon, zested


  1. Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a 9″x13″ pan with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. Crust Creation: Blend shortbread cookies into a fine crumb. Mix with melted butter, then press firmly into the pan.
  3. Layer Up: Pour sweetened condensed milk over the crust, zest a lemon on top, then sprinkle with macadamia nuts, coconut, and white chocolate chips.
  4. Bake to Perfection: Cook for 22-25 minutes until golden. Cool, then chill in the fridge.
  5. Jam Layer: Spread raspberry jam over the cooled base.
  6. Ganache Drizzle: Heat cream, blend with white chocolate chips for ganache, and drizzle over the bars. Finish with lemon zest.

The Magic Behind the Ingredients

Each ingredient in Lemon Raspberry Magic Cookie Bars plays a crucial role in crafting the perfect treat. The shortbread cookies create a buttery, crumbly base that perfectly complements the creamy sweetness of the condensed milk. Lemon zest adds a fresh, citrusy burst, cutting through the sweetness and balancing the flavors. Raspberry jam introduces a tangy fruitiness that pairs wonderfully with the richness of the white chocolate and the nuttiness of the macadamia nuts. Together, these components create a symphony of flavors that’s utterly enchanting.

Serving and Storage Tips

To serve, cut into squares and enjoy at room temperature for the best texture and flavor experience. For storage, keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. These bars can also be frozen for longer preservation, making them a perfect make-ahead treat for future gatherings.


  • Can I use a different type of nut? Yes! While macadamia nuts offer a unique flavor and texture, almonds or pecans can be a great substitute.
  • What if I don’t have a food processor for the cookies? You can place the cookies in a sealed bag and crush them with a rolling pin. The goal is a fine crumb.
  • Can I make these bars ahead of time? Absolutely! These bars actually taste better when made a day in advance, allowing the flavors to meld together beautifully.
  • Are these bars freezer friendly? Yes, they freeze exceptionally well. Just ensure they’re wrapped tightly to prevent freezer burn.


Lemon Raspberry Magic Cookie Bars are not just a treat; they’re an experience. Each bite combines the buttery, the tangy, and the sweet, making it impossible to resist. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply indulging in a well-deserved treat, these bars are sure to enchant. Now, it’s your turn to create some magic in the kitchen!

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