Seven Layer Bars/ Pear Cobbler

By Stephen Gruner a Recent ASU Nutrition Student 


Seven Layer Bars are a favorite dessert in my family. Anytime they are baked, the entire house smells like sugar heaven. There are quite a few ingredients and the recipe can take a lot of time to make. That is why they are so delicious, you can really taste the love put into the dessert!


Ingredients: 2 ½ packages of graham crackers, 1 ½ stick of melted butter, 5 ½ oz. butterscotch chips, 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips, 1 cup of coconut, ½ cups of crushed pecans, 1 can sweetened condensed milk



  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter and mix together butter and crushed graham crackers.
  3. Press mixture into a 9 x 13 inch lightly greased pan.
  4. Layer chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, and pecans together.
  5. Pour sweetened condensed milk over ingredients.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes and allow them to cool off

Another dessert that my family loves to make it pear cobbler. A great topping on pear cobbler is whipped cream and is highly recommended!



Pear Cobbler


Ingredients: 5 sliced fresh pears, 3 cups sugar, 1 stick butter, 1 ½ cups flour, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, ½ teaspoons of salt, 1 ½ cups milk, 2 eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  2. Mix pears with 1 ½ cup of sugar and let stand.
  3. Put butter in 9 x 13 pan and place in the oven until melted.
  4. Combine all dry ingredients including the remaining sugar. Mix well.
  5. Beat eggs and add to milk. Slowly combine with dry ingredients.
  6. Pour the batter over melted margarine and do not stir.
  7. Spoon pears on top of the batter and do not stir.
  8. Bake for 1 hour and serve hot or cold.

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