Classic Hello Dolly Cookies

Classic Hello Dolly Cookies are a crowd-pleasing bar cookie perfect for gatherings or just everyday treat. (Ok, maybe not every day.) Who doesn’t love Hello Dolly Bars?

Also known as Seven Layer Bars or Magic Bars. An easy dessert that promises delicious layers of sweet goodness!

I used my mother’s recipe that she made for years. I just changed a few things. I doubled the amount of coconut and used 1/2 cup of butter instead of margarine. I don’t even buy margarine, do you?

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Classic Hello Dolly Cookies

Classic Hello Dolly Cookies - graham cracker crumbs and coconut spread in a baking pan

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

While the oven is preheating melt the butter in a 9×13 baking pan.

Prep the ingredients so all you have to do once the butter is melted is layer them in the baking pan.

Crush the graham crackers in a food processor or baggie.

Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs evenly and press lightly into the melted butter.

unbaked Classic Hello Dolly Cookies in a baking pan

Evenly cover the graham cracker crust with the coconut flakes, semi-sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and pecans.

You can switch it up by using white chocolate chips instead of the and chopped walnuts.

Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top.

Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Watch closely, you want to be careful not to burn the coconut and it can happen very quickly.

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Classic Hello Dolly Cookies on a white plate

Let cool about 5 minutes and run a knife around the edges of the baking dish to prevent sticking.

Allow to cool completely before slicing into squares.

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Original Hello Dolly Bar Recipe

Classic Hello Dolly Cookies

Hello Dolly Cookies are a crowd-pleasing bar cookie perfect for gatherings or just an every day treat. An easy dessert that promises delicious layers of sweet goodness!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 7 layer, bars, cookie bars, dolly, hello
Servings: 24
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups graham crackers, crushed
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk (1 can)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • While the oven is preheating, melt the butter in a 9×13 baking pan.
  • Crush the graham crackers in a food processor or baggie.
  • Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs evenly over the butter in the bottom of the pan, press lightly into the butter.
  • Evenly cover the crust with the coconut flakes, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and pecans. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Watch it closely until the edges are golden brown. You want to be careful not to burn the coconut and it can happen very quickly.
  • Let cool about 5 minutes and run a knife around the edges of the pan to prevent sticking.
  • Allow to cool completely before slicing into squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg

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