Hello My Sweet Dollies

You may have wondered how we got started baking together. Well, we were encouraged and inspired by the original “Cookie Lady” herself. You see, our grandma’s last name was meant to be. Grandma BAKER loved baking cookies, but even more she loved to share them with others. Lucky for us she passed on this love to her twin “dollies”. This Saturday we will be reminiscing and remembering her fondly as we bake up Candy Bar Hello Dolly Bars. Grandma your dollies are extra proud to carry on your traditional! We miss you!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs about 10-12 whole crackers
  • 2 cups candy bars broken into bite size pieces
  • 1 6-oz pkg. butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 15-oz can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13-inch pan with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Pour melted butter evenly over bottom of a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  3. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs evenly over butter.
  4. Sprinkle candy bar pieces and butterscotch chips over crumbs.
  5. Sprinkle coconut over chips.
  6. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over all.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes, until edges are golden brown.
  8. Cool completely and cut into bars.

Sweet Spell

On this last Saturday before Halloween we’re borrowing Harry’s wand and stirring up a little magic! We have the ultimate formula to whip up the sweetest spell. With a sprinkle of this and a dash of that. Voila! Our Halloween Brownie Magic Bars are sure to be the trick to taming our treater’s sugariest cravings! Have a yummy Halloween!

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 box Dark Chcocolate Brownie Mix, plus ingredients on the back of the box
1 cup Heath Bits
1 cup fall M&Ms
1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1 cup chopped Halloween Oreos
1-1/4 cups (14 oz. can) sweetened condensed milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Coat bottom of a 9x13x2-inch pan with melted butter.
Make brownie batter and pour over butter.
Mix in Heath, M&Ms, chocolate chips and Oreos. Drizzle with sweetened condensed milk.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until edges are bubbly.
Cool thoroughly before cutting.

Hello Sweetheart

There are a whole bunch of reasons why this Saturday’s treat will win your Sweetie’s heart! It makes no difference whether you call them Hello Dollies, Magic Bars, or 7 Layer Bars. What matters is how incredibly yummy they are! These easy to make goodies are everything plus a little bit more guaranteed to make your Sweetheart’s day!

Ingredients:

½ cup butter (melted)

1½ cups graham cracker crumbs

1 cup coconut flakes

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup red M&Ms

1/2 cup butterscotch chips

1/2 cup Heath Bits

1 cup pecans, chopped

1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

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

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.

Sweet Magic

It’s Saturday again and this time we’re stirring up some magic. Magic bars that is! Just a sprinkle of this and a dollop of that and presto you have a deliciously delectable dessert. Better grab ’em fast, they are sure to vanish before your eyes.

magic bars

Magic Bars

1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cup flaked coconut
1 cup Heath bits
1 cup butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a 9×13 pan, melt the margarine in the oven.  Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over the melted margarine, then pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over entire pan.  Top with remaining ingredients and press down firmly.  Bake 25-30 minutes until golden brown.  Cool and chill and cut into bars.
*recipe adapted from The Art of Comfort Baking