Monday, January 17, 2011
Wow, I have never come across so many different names for the same recipe. I guess so many people have made these over the years and everyone I think the original recipe comes from Eagle Brand Condensed Milk, but you can really tweak these to suit your taste or to use whatever you have on hand. These super-sweet bars are not only delicious but also a visual treat of constrasting textures and colors.The sweetened condensed milk is the yummy "glue" that holds these together. Crushed graham crackers make for an easy, fool-proof base. 7-layer Magic Hello Dolly Cookie BarsMakes 1- 9x13 pan | adapted from Eagle Brand 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 (14 oz.) can Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 cup butterscotch-flavored chips (I used white chips) 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut 1 cup chopped nuts HEAT oven 350 degrees F and grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. COMBINE graham cracker crumbs and butter; mix well. Press crumb mixture firmly into bottom of prepared pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture. Layer evenly with remaining ingredients; press down firmly with fork. BAKE 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Loosen from sides of pan while still warm; cool on wire rack. Cut into bars or diamonds. For perfectly cut cookie bars, line entire pan with foil, extending foil over edge of pan. Coat lightly with no-stick cooking spray. After bars have baked and cooled fully lift up by edges of foil to remove from pan. Cut into bars.