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Hello Dolly Bar Recipe

This hello dolly bar recipe is a crowd pleaser with decadent layers of sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, coconut, and pecans. Decadent, delicious, and ridiculously easy to make.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 295kcal
Author Cara Lanz

Ingredients

  • 18 sheets graham crackers (or 3 cups of pre-crushed graham crackers)
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ sticks melted butter
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 ½ cups dark chocolate chips (divided)
  • 1 ½ cups sweetened coconut
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil coated with non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper.
  • Grind up 18 graham cracker sheets in a food processor or blender.
    You can also crush them in a zip top bag with a rolling pin.
    If you are using pre-crushed graham crackers, you will need 3 cups.
  • Mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter together in the food processor or blender or in a bowl.
  • Using your hands or a glass, firmly press the buttery graham cracker crumbs into the bottom of the pan.
  • Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk over the graham cracker crust.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ingredients over the graham cracker crust in this order:
    Peanut butter chips, 1 cup chocolate chips, coconut, pecans, ½ cup chocolate chips
  • Gently press down on the top layer with your hand or a spatula so the sweetened condensed milk can adhere everything together.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the coconut is dark brown on the edges and light golden brown in the center.
  • Place the pan on a wire rack and let the bars cool completely before cutting.
  • To serve, lift the foil or parchment paper out of the pan and cut into squares, diamonds, or triangles.
  • If desired, sprinkle with flaky sea salt to enhance the flavor.

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Notes

  • Adding sugar to the graham cracker crust keeps it from being too crumbly. 
  • If you have one, use a food processor or blender to crush the graham crackers and mix in the sugar and butter. 
  • Use a glass or metal measuring cup to press the crust into the pan. 
  • Line your pan with foil or parchment paper to make removing the bars from a pan a snap. 
  • Pouring the sweetened condensed milk over the crust and layering the other ingredients over it means you get crunchy, toasted coconut on top.
  • Once you add all the layers, gently press down so the sweetened condensed milk can hold everything together.  

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 223IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg