i should be mopping the floor: Mom's Hello Dollies

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mom's Hello Dollies

Nobody can hold a candle to my mom's Hello Dollies
They're unbelievably fantastic!

My mom has made Hello Dollies for as long as I can remember. Some people call them "Magic Bars" or "Coconut Bars", but in my house, it's a Hello Dolly.

The ooey-gooey goodness of these is unbeatable. And the combination of butterscotch, chocolate, coconut & sweetened condensed milk is insane! I just love these and hope you do, too. They're super easy, too! 

  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 12 rectangular planks)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

  • Instructions:
  • While oven is preheating to 325 degrees, place butter stick in 9x13" pan and place inside oven to melt. Check it every few minutes so it doesn't brown. When butter is melted, remove pan from oven. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top of melted butter, spreading with the back of the spoon. Gently press down into pan with the back of the spoon {you can use your fingers, depending on your tolerance to the hot pan...I'm a calloused fool and just go for it!}. Top evenly with chocolate and butterscotch chips, pecans and coconut. Pour sweetened condensed milk over entire pan of ingredients.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares or rectangles.

If you've ever had one of these, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, it's definitely time to change that!

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  1. Looks YUMMY! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  2. Oh yes, yes. These are a staple in the South and I LOVE that you call them Hello Dollies!! YUM. I have not made these in so long and I might just have to blow my diet because I have all the ingredients. Pinned!!

  3. I have never called them Hello Dollies but my grandmother made this recipe all the time growing up! Thanks for the memories and the great recipe!

  4. I have a feeling that I could eat the entire pan.....really!

  5. Seriously looks amazing! Thanks for sharing ther recipe with us. I can't wait to try Hello Dollies :) Pinned.

  6. Oh Kristi, these look absolutely fantastic and Hello Dolly is a perfect name!! :) Love this recipe - thank you so much for sharing and pinning! Have a happy Tuesday!

  7. Holy cow, these are gorgeous! I love bars of any form, but Hello Dollies may be my favorite. Thanks for sharing your mom's recipe for all of us to borrow :)

    Amy | Club Narwhal

  8. They look and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing your Mom's recipe!

  9. Wow Kristi! These looks fantastic!!