Hello Dollies are an easy and tasty treat. They have a simple recipe that can be varied for taste and preference. This dish can be served hot or cold. If served hot, it can be served with a spoon but with cold or room temperature, it can be cut and eaten as bars.
2 Sticks melted butter (12oz)
3 Cups graham crackers
3 Cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 Cups unsweetened coconut
2 Cups butterscotch
1 12oz can sweetened condensed milk ½ cup walnuts
Equipment: Oven 9” x 13” pan
Cooking Time: 15 min prep
350 F with a glass pan 30 min cooking
325 F with a metal pan 35 min cooking
With a recipe like this, there are many variables that can be used. Many types of nuts can be substituted, such as almonds, pistachios, cashews and peanuts. If you are allergic to nuts or aren’t a fan, they can be removed.
I used ice cream topping butterscotch to make a gooey, tasty treat. Butterscotch chips can be used as well and makes for a more crumbly bar when cooled.
Step 1: Step 1: Preheat the Oven
Based on what type of cooking pan you use, oven temperature will vary. For glass pans, heat the oven to 350 F, and for metal pans, heat the oven to 325 F.
Step 2: Step 2: Crush the Graham Cracker
This can be achieved with a rolling pin, meat tenderizer, fork, or mojito muddler. I have found the easiest way is to put the crackers in a sturdy ziplock bag and squeeze it with your hands. The final product does not need to be dust but there should be no pieces larger than a chocolate chip.
Step 3: Step 2: Mix the Graham Cracker and Butter
The graham cracker and butter should mix and form a slightly sticky dough that should cover the bottom of your pan.
Layer the chocolate chips across the graham cracker evenly, followed by the butterscotch
Chop the nuts so they are about the size of a chocolate chip and then layer on top of the butterscotch.
Layer the coconut on top of the nuts evenly.
Using the sweetened condensed milk, evenly cover all of the pan.
Step 5: Step 4: Cooking
Place the pan in the middle of the oven. If you used a glass pan, cook it for 30 min or if you used a metal pan, cook for 35 minutes. You can tell the dish is done when it slows bubbling around the edges and l the coconut is golden brown
Step 6: Step 5: Serving
If the dish is still warm, it is best to serve with a spoon as it is still soft. The dish can be put in the refrigerator for several hours until it hardens to form bars. After it hardens, cutting with a knife may be difficult and I advise to cut on a solid, steady surface and cut carefully.