Renee's Kitchen Adventures: Hello Dolly Bars

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hello Dolly Bars



This is an indulgent recipe.  There's not much you can do to make it more diet friendly, but it is delicious and if you keep your portions in control, a nice addition to any holiday celebration.


Fashioned off the ever famous Seven Layer Magic Bars, the only real difference is substituting white chocolate chips for butterscotch chips, which does give the bar an entirely different flavor.  I followed this recipe HERE on Allrecipes.com for this cookie with a few changes:
  • I used milk chocolate chips instead of semisweet.  
  • I used chopped pecans instead of walnuts. 
  • I sprinkled the chips, nuts, and coconut over the graham crumb layer and then drizzled the entire can of sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top, rather than splitting the pour in half as the recipe suggests. (I used full fat condensed milk.  I don't know why fat free wouldn't work as well, maybe saving a few calories for you)
  • I lined my pan with some parchment paper that overhung the long edges of the baking dish, so I could lift the entire dish out and cut them evenly.  
These bars are chewy and delicious.  Everyone seemed to enjoy them.  I've got these on my Thanksgiving menu this year...a crowd pleaser for sure!  I'm not giving out nutritional information for this recipe.  Know that it's not diet friendly and take it from there.  :) You can always plug the information into your WW recipe builder for PP values if you wish!


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I can't believe Thanksgiving is just a little over a week away already! 

I cleaned out my refrigerator yesterday.  Wayyyyy overdue!  I don't know why, but I tend to collect millions of condiments and sauces and jams!  What is up with that?  I made it look nice and freed up a bunch of space for next week.  I always feel so accomplished when I get a task like that completed! 

How about you?  Are you a hoarder of condiments, etc, like me?  Is your refrigerator in need of a good cleaning?

21 comments:

  1. I'm a total condiment hoarder! I can't help it....theres always those unique sauces/condiments you need for a specific recipe and then you forget you have it! These bars are beautiful

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  2. This looks great! I can't wait to see your Thanksgiving spread this year. :D

    I'm going to be making a lot of the desserts before Thanksgiving!

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    1. thanks Grace! me too...I plan to make these and freeze them this week.

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  3. I love Hello Dolly Bars and make them every year for Christmas. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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    1. Funny, this is a new to me recipe, but I loved it! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  4. My mom used to make these - but we called them 7 layer bars. They had half chocolate chips, half butterscotch chips, and everything else the same as this recipe. They're sinfully good!

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    1. YES!! that is exactly what this recipe is like! :) and ya, they are so good its hard to eat just one!

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  5. These Hello Dolly bars look so delicious! My mother in law makes something really similar and they're always a huge hit! I would love it if you'd share this at my Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop--we love seeing sweet recipes like this!

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    1. Thanks for the invite. I'd love to stop over and share!

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  6. Oh, hello! These look amazing! I love the original 7 Layer Magic bars, so I'm sure I would love these, as well. And don't worry--they're fat free! There is no extra charge for the fat...
    Thanks for sharing these today on the Daily Blog Boost! Pinning!

    ~ Brooke ~

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  7. These sound incredible although I'm curious why they're called Hello Dolly bars? Every time I hear Hello Dolly I start singing the song.

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  8. I've made these and don't choke, but they were actually too much for me. I know! Since when is anything to much for me? But I'm glad, because with pecan pie (the most evil of all pies) being my favorite, I really don't need help consuming calories during the holidays. LOL! Oh and I also collect way too many jams and sauces - it's so weird.

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    1. We are definitely not alone in the condiment craze! lol

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  9. These look amazing. I love 7 layer bars and I bet these are delicious with that substitution of the butterscotch chips. Mmmm!

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  10. You should link this up on Pimp Your Pinterest this week! These look so yummy.

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