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Hello Dolly Bars

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Recipe | Hello Dolly Bars | with butterscotch morsels. Easy ... and just plain delicious!

My husband had never heard of “Hello Dolly Bars”, and so I found myself making them to satisfy his curiosity.  Needless to say, he ate most of the entire batch within a week.  He particularly liked them with coffee, which surprised me.  They were so easy to make, and are an excellent choice for a pot luck. They transport and store remarkably well.

There are many variations of this recipe, and some people even call them Seven-Layer Bars (which would be correct if you add a layer of chocolate chip morsels.)  Both versions are equally good.  This is a delicious recipe I found in my Southern Living Heirloom Recipe Cookbook.  I have truly enjoyed this cookbook, which features many wonderful recipes that are sure to bring back memories of the best of times with family and friends.

Hello Dolly Bars

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen

Hello Dolly Bars


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 (7 oz.) package sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 1/3 cups butterscotch morsels
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a 13 x 9-inch pan. Sprinkle cracker crumbs over butter.
  3. Layer coconut, morsels, and pecans over the graham cracker layer - in order listed.
  4. Spoon sweetened condensed milk over the top layers. (Do not stir.)
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack for about one hour.
  7. Cut into bars.


These store very well and are an excellent choice for a pot-luck.


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