Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Well, Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly! Well, hello, Dolly!
It's so nice to have you back where you belong!

Hello Dollys are a cookie bar that are sometimes also called 7 Layer Bars or Magic Bars. I call them Hello Dollys because my best friend used to make them all the time in high school and he called them Hello Dollys.

In my opinion, they are one of the fastest desserts to make because you don't even really need to measure; you just dump all of your leftover baking odds and ends in a pan and throw it in the oven. They are absolutely delicious...as you can probably tell by the mostly eaten pan above.

Hello Dollys

1 stick of butter
1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup pecan pieces
1 14oz. can of sweetened condensed milk

Preheat your oven to 350F. Melt the butter and spread in an even layer across the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Next, spread the cracker crumbs over the butter. Press them in to form a bottom crust. Sprinkle on an even layer of coconut, followed by the chocolate and butterscotch chips and nuts. Finally, pour over the can of condensed milk in as even a layer as possible.

Bake for 30 minutes and allow to cool before cutting.
The condensed milk should have cooked into dulce de leche and allowed everything to stick together.


  1. Ah! Now I know what they are! My mom calls them Magic Cookie Bars.

  2. Seven layers of yum! I've never heard of this but you know I'll be trying it soon!

  3. Oh man! They sound so goooooood. And easy. I do like easy sweets :) I think I have everything I need to make them and that's good because we are Snowed In bigtime.


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