Stir Me Nots

Sometimes, our food-idea fairy godmother is extremely generous, hanging out in our kitchen and liberally dropping bits of inspiration wherever she turns. Other times, she ditches. Yesterday, we spent hours searching through our favorite blogs and cookbooks looking for her/something yummy for dessert. We couldn't find either, and it looked like we were going to have to call off the plan. And then, in a poof of powdered sugar, she reappeared -- this time, dressed like it was 1995. She whispered the magic words: 7 layer bars. Slightly confused, we asked if she meant stir me nots. Yes, she replied, whatever you like to call them.

True fact: Everyone makes these. True fact #2: They deserve it; they're the best and easiest bars we've ever known.

1 stick butter, melted
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup coconut
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350. In a 9x13 inch pan, add the ingredients 1 by 1 (in the order listed above), trying to distribute evenly. Don't stir. Bake for about 35-40 minutes. Let cool before cutting into bars.