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Hello Dollies

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

"A comfort Christmas cookie for me. The first bite always takes me back to childhood... instantly. These were made by my mother every Christmas. A holiday didn't go by with out them. Even when times were hard and the ingredients became more expensive, Mom always found a way to make these for me. A very rich cookie that can go along way!"



Hello Dollies

Servings – 36 Prep Time – 15 Minutes Cook Time – 25 Minutes Ingredients:


1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted 1-14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut 1 cup chopped walnuts or your favorite nuts


Instructions:


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. If using a glass dish, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Mix graham cracker crumbs and butter in a bowl until well combined. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and press onto the bottom.

Pour sweetened condensed milk on graham cracker crust. Sprinkle with an even layer of chocolate chips, coconut, and nuts. Press toppings down firmly with the back of a fork.

Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 25 minutes. Cool completely, then cut into 36 bars or angled diamond shapes.


Notes:


Chunky Bar Hello Dollies - Substitute 1 cup of chocolate-covered peanuts and 1 cup of raisinets for semisweet chocolate chips and chopped nuts. "These are an adult favorite of mine!"


Rainbow Hello Dollies - Substitute 2 cups of plain candy-coated chocolate candies for semisweet chocolate chips.


7-Layer Hello Dollies - Substitute 1 cup of butterscotch-flavored chips (or peanut butter-flavored chips or white chocolate chips) for 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips.


Toffee Hello Dollies - Substitute 1 cup of toffee or chocolate covered toffee bits for 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips.


Nutrition:

Calories 167 Total Fat 10g Saturated Fat 5g Cholesterol 11mg Sodium 64mg Total Carbohydrate 14g Dietary Fiber 1g Total Sugars 11g Protein 2g Calcium 8mg Iron 1mg Potassium 64mg


"Hello Dollies first came to be in the 1960s, when the recipe was featured in the original foodie, Clementine Paddleford’s column in the magazine, The Week. It wasn’t Paddleford’s own recipe, though. Rather, 11-year-old Dallas native Alecia Couch submitted it to Paddleford in 1965. The Broadway musical, Hello Dolly, was all the rage during that time, hence the name."


CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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