Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hello Dolly Bars


I can't remember why but a few weeks ago I got it stuck in my head that I had to make hello dolly bars. I've seen the recipe many times but never really felt like making them. When I first tried them I thought they were okay but nothing amazing, but then they started to grow on me. A bonus is that they're extremely easy to make and will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. I'm thinking next time I'll add more condensed milk.

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Hello Dolly Bars
Adapted from Homesick Texan

I used regular graham cracker crumbs instead of cinnamon graham crackers. I also used unsweetened coconut and semisweet chocolate to try and not make it too sweet.

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
398 mL can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x9 pan by lining it with parchment paper.

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Pour melted butter into the pan. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs into pan, and mix well with melted butter to form a crust.

Layer on top of graham-cracker crust the chocolate chips, coconut and pecans. Evenly pour sweetened condensed milk over everything.

Bake in oven for 25 to 30 minutes, top should be light brown. Let cool in pan for at least half an hour, cut into bars and serve.

26 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

HELLOOOOOOO deliciousness!! :-D

Bunny said...

The great picture alone makes me want to make them!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Ooh my mom makes a version of these things; with chocolate AND coconut, how can ya go wrong?

Kevin said...

This is the first that I have heard of the hello dolly bars. They look really good!

Erin said...

These look fabulous!

kickpleat said...

i've never had one but have seen them in recipe books everywhere. they look really great!

Gretchen Noelle said...

I don't know that I have ever made these, but I have some friends that would love these flavors together. I will have to try them.

Sara said...

Yum, these look great!

Rita said...

Oh Gosh, those look so good, but I think I gained pounds just by looking at them.

Johanna said...

yummo - these look great - I have come across a similar slice with peanuts instead of pecans but I love the name hello dolly bars and am tempted to cross out the boring name in my cookbook and scribble this in instead - and then to bake up a batch because yours look so good!

Pam Walter said...

OK...even though I have started on the annual "let's straighten out our eating habits" diet, I just had to copy this recipe. Will try to hold off on making them until the next round of holidays. :o) http://blog.sweetservices.com/sweetscandyblog/

Grace said...

yes ma'am, this is one of the most winning recipes of all time. you pretty much can't screw it up, but you can make it more and more and more decadent. i like what you've done. :)

CookiePie said...

LOVE these bars! Yours are beautiful. You just can't go wrong with a good Hello Dolly!

Snooky doodle said...

So easy and so delicious !! :)

Ricki said...

I used to LOVE those but haven't had them in years! Your photo is gorgeous. :)

Steph said...

I've seen these and wanted to make them too!! I even bought the condensed milk, but I'm too afraid to make them.. who knows how many I'll end up eating.

Raaga said...

these look lovely... very similar to something called miracle bars that I made:

http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2007/11/miracle-bars.html

Happy new year

Patricia Scarpin said...

I have read so much about hello dolly bars ever since I started blogging... I should try them, because these look so good!

Claire said...

I call these Magic Cookie Bars and they are SOOOO good! I love them.

Vegetation said...

I've never heard of these before, but YUM....just....YUM!!

Deborah said...

I've seen these on a few blogs lately, but I've never had them before. I need to try them!

Katrina said...

Love these! Yours look great!

Debbie said...

I just made these last week- the new office I work in loved them, and had never had them before-what a treat for them. The recipe is on the sweetened condensed milk can. Under cook them a bit, and they are very moist and chewy. We made them first in the 60's when I was young, and have never had a Christmas without them since!! I melt the butter in the 9 X 11 pan, and then add the graham cracker crumbs to save washing a sauce pan.

Olivia said...

These put my hello dolly bars to SHAME

Hendria said...

YUMMMOOOOOOO ...... :)

sadaf said...

i would like to try coconut & chocolate is my favourite combination