My kids had never heard of “Hello Dolly Bars”, a dessert I grew up baking in the kitchen. These are often called “Seven Layer Bars, but in the south, we always called them “Hello Dollys”. I decided to twist the recipe slightly and spread the crust with Nutella and call them Nutella Hello Dolly Bars. These are so easy to prepare, and they feed a huge crowd. These are great for Father’s Day weekend, July 4th, Labor Day and fall tailgating. They are also a fun recipe to make with the kids this summer, so enjoy!
Nutella Hello Dolly Bars
11/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 9 cookie sheets)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoon water
11/2 cups Nutella
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup flaked sweetened coconut
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 (15-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Line the bottom and sides of a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper; cut off excess parchment paper around top edge of pan. Place crumbs in a medium bowl. Drizzle with butter and 1 tablespoon water; toss with a fork until moist. Gently pat mixture into an even layer in pan (do not press firmly). Spoon nutella over crust. Sprinkle chips and morsels over crumb mixture. Top evenly with coconut and pecans. Drizzle condensed milk evenly over top.
3. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly around edges. Cool completely on wire rack before slicing.