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Hello Dolly Bars

Hello Dolly Bars with Chocolate, Coconut, and Toasted Pecans

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Recipe Details


Also known as Seven Layer Bars, Hello Dolly Bars are some kind of salty, sweet, chewy, gooey magic. There are endless variations on the recipe—some with as little as 5 layers, some with as many as 10. Our version starts with a graham cracker–butter crust that’s sprinkled with chocolate chips, toasted pecans, and shredded coconut. Luscious condensed milk is drizzled over everything before baking until golden and melty.


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    By Chef Michelle

    By Chef Michelle

    Nutritional info

    • Calories 520
    • Protein 6g
    • Total Carb 42g
    • Total Fat 39g

    Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

    Ingredients & Equipment

    What we send

    • unsalted butter
      1 half stick
      unsalted butter
    • chopped pecans
      2/3 cup
      chopped pecans
    • graham cracker crumbs
      3/4 cup
      graham cracker crumbs
    • semisweet chocolate chips
      1/3 cup
      semisweet chocolate chips
    • shredded coconut
      1/2 cup
      shredded coconut
    • condensed milk
      3 1/2 ounces
      condensed milk
    • 8 x 5.5" aluminum tin
      8 x 5.5" aluminum tin

    What You’ll Need

    • kosher salt
    • 8" small pan
    • baking sheet


    Cooking Steps

    1. Toast pecans

      Toast pecans

      Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pecans in a small pan over medium heat. Toast, stirring, until golden and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

    2. Melt butter

      Melt butter

      Unwrap butter and place in a large heatproof bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted. Alternatively, melt butter in a small pot over medium heat, then pour into a large heatproof bowl. Reshape aluminum tin, if bent.

    3. Make crust

      Make crust

      Add graham cracker crumbs and ¼ teaspoon salt to bowl with melted butter and stir to fully combine. Transfer mixture to tin and press into an even layer.

    4. Assemble Hello Dolly bars

      Assemble Hello Dolly bars

      Scatter chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut in layers over crust, then drizzle over condensed milk in an even layer.

    5. Bake Hello Dolly bars

      Bake Hello Dolly bars

      Place tin with Hello Dolly bars on a baking sheet, then transfer sheet to oven and bake until coconut is golden, 15-20 minutes. This is a great time to get a head start on dishes.

    6. Plate Hello Dolly bars

      Plate Hello Dolly bars

      Once baked, chill bars in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes before serving, to help them set. Then, cut Hello Dolly bars into squares and enjoy—glass of cold milk optional! Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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