Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hello Dolly Bars

I saw this recipe for Hello Dolly Bars over at the Home Sick Texan. I don't know how popular Hello Dolly Bars are or if it's a regional dish, but I had never heard of them before. I decided to give the recipe a try since I knew Holden would have fun making them and I had everything on hand.


The bars turned out to be quite tasty, but super sweet. Next time I plan on cutting way back on the chocolate chips and trying unsweetened coconut.

Would I make this again? Yes. At least for Holden since he had fun making them. For me though? probably not.

Hello Dolly Bars


1 1/2 cups crushed cinnamon graham crackers (about 8 graham crackers)
2 cups of chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups of shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups of chopped pecans
1 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup of butter


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

1. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Pour melted butter into an 11x7 or 8x8 cake pan. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs into pan, and mix well with melted butter to form a crust.

2. Layer on top of graham-cracker crust chocolate chips, coconut and pecans.

3. Evenly pour sweetened condensed milk over everything.

4. 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.


Variations: Some recipes use butterscotch and chocolate chips. Likewise, you can use walnuts or any other nut you like as well.


  1. They look gorgeous. I have to try it with butterscotch though!!

  2. Thank you! I bet butterscotch would be great.