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Monday
Feb132012

Hello Dolly Bars & A Giveaway

We had a rough weekend.  Real rough.

There was a rather tragic turn of events in the old Blue-Eyed kitchen.  Are you sitting down?  No really, are you sitting down?

Our dishwasher broke.  Broke!  The horror the horror!!  Can you even imagine!?  You can't can you?!  No one can...it's a tragedy to great to even contemplate. 

(Us?  Dramatic?  Pssssh.)

Actually, for any normal New Yorker, a broken dishwasher wouldn't even register on the tragedy meter considering 95% of them never actually use their dishwasher (not really Chinese takeout container friendly).  But for us!?  Bakers!?! 

Uh...yeah...Houston we have a problem. 

So while we listened to the super peppy hold music on the GE service line, we made these.  Hello Dolly bars which we're officially renaming HELLOOOOOOO DOLLY bars. 

Seriously, graham crackers, coconut, chocolate, nuts...SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK.  They were just what we needed to deal with our rather traumatic kitchen appliance meltdown.  And bonus, they only dirtied a few dishes.  Bonus for the dishwasher-less!

And then, while we were HAND WASHING our Cuisinart we were seriously annoyed that we didn't have one of those wee little ones that make prepping a breeze and CLEAN UP A SNAP.  So we bought one.  In pink.  And then we decided you muffins needed one too.

So who wants their very own Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus Food Processor?!  YAY FOR A GIVEAWAY!!!

We're keeping it simple, to enter ALL YOU HAVE TO DO is like us on facebook.

Yup, that's it!  Just like us (we're desperate for your approval you see) and you're entered for a chance to win this adorable Mini Prep Food Processor! 

We'll close the contest at 11:00 PM EST on Wednesday February 15th and annouce the winner Thursday February 16th.  So hop to it cookies!!

Hello Dolly Bars
Makes 16 bars
Adapted from Homesick Texan

Print Recipe

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
12 graham cracker sheets, pulsed in a food processor to a fine crumb
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
7 ounces sweetened condensed milk 

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

In a mircowave safe bowl, melt butter.  Add graham cracker crumbs and stir until evenly coated.  Press mixture into an 8 x 8 baking dish.

Combine chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut & pecans in a bowl and stir until even mixed together.  Cover graham cracker crust evenly with topping mixture and top with sweetened condensed milk.

Bake for 25 minutes, until the top is just beginning to brown.  Let bars cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes.  Store covered at room temperature.

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Reader Comments (25)

These were the first bar I ever made!! Love these :)

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

I want these bars, and I want this processor!

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBlog is the New Black

Love this recipe and I'd love love to win! I like you on FB!

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarnely Rodriguez

It looks so yummy. And what a cute mini food processor :) Sometimes it would be perfect for small recipe. I like your page on facebook ;)

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFrance

If timing can be ironic, then consider it ironic that OUR dishwasher just broke tooooo. So dishwasher shopping was added to the agenda.

So glad to see you didn't let it get you down though. :)

I liked you on FB!

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel M.

You are consistently becoming my favorite go-to food blog to read. I read a lot of them, but I am finding myself wanting to know what you have made and your cute commentary on it. Thanks so much for brightening my day with both recipes and humor.

Sorry, I don't do facebook, so I can't enter to win the mini prep...:(

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCookie

Looks yummy!!! Liked you on FB..:)

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeepa

I liked you on Facebook using my Jo March account. Thanks!

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Spooner

This recipes looks amazinggggggg. Liked you on fb! You gals are awesome :)

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Hope the dishwater trauma goes away after awhile. Nothing like comforting yourself with a plate of homecooked goodness!
I liked you facebook!

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

These bars look like they could turn any bad day into a semi sweet one:-) Sure hope you get your dishwasher fixed asap. Shopping usually helps me too...and a cute little cuisinart would be awesome!!!! I just liked you on facebook!!!!

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJocelyn

One of my favorite bars! I like you on Facebook.

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy B.

I already have a mini food processor (it is indeed very very mini), but nonetheless, I still like you on facebook whether or not you're giving stuff away :P

These look scrumptious. I wonder why they're called Hello Dolly though :/

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

I've heard of Hello Dolly bars and never had any idea of what they were until this moment! So...thanks for bringing me up to speed! I've liked your page on Facebook, hope I never miss a thing! This little processor is so cute, I just want to hug it to death!

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

These looks awesome and I can't wait to try them! Great giveaway, liked you on FB :)

February 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

Hi! I follow you through Google Reader and I now like you on FB! These look awesome and I don't have a food processor, so if I win I could make them so much easier!
Also, I have another tragic story for you: I have a tree nut allergy so I can't eat pecans. Would you recommend just leaving them out or would you have any ideas for a replacement? Would it be weird to use peanuts?
Thanks for any ideas!

February 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOlivia

I am definitely going to make this recipe..thanks for the giveaway

February 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Laws

I am definitely going to make this recipe..thanks for the giveaway

February 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Laws

Love your blog and I liked you on facebook! Thanks for the cute giveaway!

February 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristi DuBay

Hey Olivia - Peanuts would be equally delicious!

February 14, 2012 | Registered CommenterBlue Eyed Bakers

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