Hello Dollies

I have a pretty close knit community and we love to get together to hang out, play games, have a few drinks and of course food is usually involved in some way.  Any food is welcome as long as it is yummy but the only people who dare to bring desserts are the Limmer Sisters. Kelly and Annah are famous for their home baked delights and nobody could fathom trying to attempt a feat like matching one of the Limmer sisters’ magical creations. Ohhhhh the treats they provide…. and to top it off, most of their delights have fun little names to go with them (what does hello dollies even mean?!).

Well, last week my husband and I had some new neighbors move in next door and I wanted to make them a tasty little “welcome to your new home” gift so of I decided that instead of finding something out of any old cooking book I would ask one of the Limmer sisters for the recipe to one of their staples: Hello Dollies. And with their permission of course, I’ve decided to share it with you.  It’s simple, fast, but most of all a crowd pleaser. I hope you enjoy this as much as me and my friends do.

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8 oz Graham Crackers (2 packages)
9 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (just over 3/4 of an 11oz bag)
8 oz  Butterscotch Chips (3/4 of an 11oz bag)
1- 14 oz can Sweet Condensed Milk
2 Cups Sweetened Coconut Flakes
1/2 Cup + 2 or 3 TBS  Butter (depending on if you feel your graham cracker crust is too dry)

Tools Needed:
9X13 glass pan
Rolling Pin
ZipLoc Bag


Preheat your oven to 375

Step 1: In a ziplock bag, roll out the graham crackers as finely as you can- it will form a sort of pie crust . Place it in the bottom of your pan.

Step 2: Melt the butter and add it to the graham crackers evenly distribute and press the graham cracker crust down.

Step 3: Evenly pour the sweet condensed milk. (Get every last drop out because it’s soooo so good)

Step 4: Evenly sprinkle the butterscotch chips.

Step 5: Evenly sprinkle the bag of chocolate chips.

Step 6: Top with the coconut.

Step 7: Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until coconut is golden brown!

Let fully cool (about an hour) before you cut and serve them.

June 30, 2010. Tags: , . Dessert, Recipes.


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  2. jlw replied:

    The sweet deliciousness of combining these classic ingredients brings me back 40 years to my favorite “welcome home from school” snack. My mom’s kitchen was the place to be when getting off the bus. Instead of making bars though, she rolled the same mixture into mini spheres, coating some with toasted coconut and others graham cracker crumbs. One other difference from the bars, they were unbaked. It was mix, roll, and eat!

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