Magic Custard Bars

These Magic Custard Bars are simply decadent. I’ve never seen a recipe like this. You have to try this one at least once!

magic custard bars

A while back I was surfing the Internet like everyone else and came across a recipe for 3 Layered Magic Custard Bars. I would love to give the original person credit but for the life of me, I don’t remember who it was.

magic custard bars
Ready for the Oven

The original recipe claimed that during the baking process, the filling would separate into 3 layers by itself. I was skeptical so I went ahead and gave this custard bar recipe a shot. Now it’s your turn.

bars fresh out of the oven

I will be the first to admit that I don’t know the science behind these custard bars, but it does what it says it’s going to do and these custard bars are absolutely fabulous. In fact, they are so good you will be inclined to eat more than one of them!

plate full of sweets

For the magic to work, make sure you use warm milk. I often get asked what the temperature of the milk should be and I suggest the milk be slightly warmer than room temperature.

dessert on a plate

In addition to using electric beaters, you can use a stand mixer with a whisk attachment for whisking the egg whites into stiff peaks. Doing this will allow you to focus on whisking the other mixture while the stand mixer does its thing.

magic custard bars

You will need the following ingredients to make this Magic Custard Bars recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Eggs, White Sugar, Unsalted Butter, Warm Milk, Vanilla Extract, All Purpose Flour, Powdered Sugar and Salt.

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Lightly grease a 9-inch baking dish.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  4. In another large mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks, granulated sugar, butter, and a pinch of salt until the mixture is well combined and it turns pale yellow. Slowly beat the milk into the egg yolk mixture. Add the vanilla extract and flour.
  5. Fold the egg whites into the flour mixture a little at a time. Do not overmix.
  6. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until set. The middle should be a little jiggly when you take it out.
  7. Let cool completely in the refrigerator before cutting. Sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar before serving.

Printable Recipe Card

magic custard bars

Magic Custard Bars

These Magic Custard Bars are simply decadent. I've never seen a recipe like this. You have to try this one at least once!
4.55 from 40 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 235 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 4 Eggs, Separated
  • 1 ¼ Cups White Sugar
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • Tsp Salt
  • 2 Cups Warm Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • Powdered Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Lightly grease a 9 inch baking dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • In another large mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks, granulated sugar, butter, and a pinch of salt until mixture is well combined and it turns pale yellow. Slowly beat the milk into the egg yolk mixture. Add the vanilla extract and flour.
  • Fold the egg whites into the flour mixture a little at a time. Do not over mix.
  • Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until set. The middle should be a little jiggly when you take it out.
  • Let cool completely in refrigerator before cutting. Sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 106mgPotassium: 85mgSugar: 23gVitamin A: 380IUCalcium: 58mgIron: 0.7mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. April says:

    These bars are very easy and scrumptious. I have made them several times and you cannot mess it up. They also freeze very well.

  2. Sharon says:

    This recipe is oh so good and so easy to make. At first I was skeptical about making it because I had a hard time trying to figure out how it would turn out. Well I was wrong. It turned out exactly how the recipe said it would. It sure is a keeper for me.

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