Monday, January 17, 2011

7-Layer Magic Hello Dolly Cookie Bars



Wow, I have never come across so many different names for the same recipe. I guess so many people have made these over the years and everyone I think the original recipe comes from Eagle Brand Condensed Milk, but you can really tweak these to suit your taste or to use whatever you have on hand. These super-sweet bars are not only delicious but also a visual treat of constrasting textures and colors.

The sweetened condensed milk is the yummy "glue" that holds these together. Crushed graham crackers make for an easy, fool-proof base.

7-layer Magic Hello Dolly Cookie BarsMakes 1- 9x13 pan | adapted from Eagle Brand 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 (14 oz.) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup butterscotch-flavored chips (I used white chips)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped nuts

HEAT oven 350 degrees F and grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE graham cracker crumbs and butter; mix well. Press crumb mixture firmly into bottom of prepared pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture. Layer evenly with remaining ingredients; press down firmly with fork.

BAKE 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Loosen from sides of pan while still warm; cool on wire rack. Cut into bars or diamonds. For perfectly cut cookie bars, line entire pan with foil, extending foil over edge of pan. Coat lightly with no-stick cooking spray. After bars have baked and cooled fully lift up by edges of foil to remove from pan. Cut into bars.

6 comments:

Amy said...

Yum. Looking good.

Pamela said...

Whatever they're called...they're amazing. I make Magic Cookie Bars, usually at Christmas. Dangerous stuff.

Brenda said...

I love these bars Tia - I always called them Magic Cookie Bars. I used to make them all the time when the kids were growing up but I haven't made them in ages! Thanks for the reminder.

scratch-made wife said...

My grandma makes Hello Dolly cookies quite often, but she's never made them with white chocolate chips. I think your idea sounds delicious!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I love using sweetened condensed milk as glue in recipes such as this. They look delicious. Though, I've never heard of the name.

scrambledhenfruit said...

I've always called these Magic Cookie Bars, and they're one of my favorite cookies. :) If I start eating them, I just can't stop! Yours look wonderful, whatever you call them!