Hello Dolly Bars, #15

These bars are rich and sweet and always the first to go at a potluck. This recipe was my grandma’s and is written in her hand:

Hello Dolly Bars

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 c.  graham cracker crumbs (heaping)
  • 2 c. choc chips (Grandma often used half butterscotch chips)
  • 1 c. coconut
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts
  • 1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk

Melt the butter and stir in crumbs. Pat in a 9×13 pan. Layer the nuts, coconut,  and chips. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Cool and cut into bars. These bars will give you quite a sugar rush!


7 thoughts on “Hello Dolly Bars, #15

  1. I collect recipe boxes, the kind with handwritten index cards filed with dividers. I never buy them at yard sales, but instead prefer only those inherited from women I’ve loved, my thinking being that there are ingredients within these files of the lives lived, there amid the garnish and the flour. I read a lot of food blogs, but stopped here, seeing that this recipe was written in your grandmother’s hand. How lovely of you to tell us that. I’ll make them for that reason. Thank you.

  2. We call these seven layer bars also, but I’ve seen them in magazine ads for Eagle brand milk and they call them Magic Cookie Bars…
    Whatever you call them, they are yummy!

  3. This recipe brought back memories for me. I used to make and send out tins of “Seven Layer Bars”, which are quite similar to your Grandma’s bars.
    They were always everybody’s favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. These are a family recipe for me, too, only my Grandma called them “Magic Cookie Bars”. They’re a very popular treat in my family, and especially good (I think) with butterscotch chips instead of chocolate.

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