Our 10th Annual Sisterchick Party was last week. (Recap coming at some point before 2010, I hope.) The above picture is all our desserts. Yes, they are on the floor. Becky made Pioneer Woman’s Prune Cake, Mandi and Staci made Christmas Crack and there were about 12 other dishes I can’t remember in my sugar-induced fog. I brought my very favorite holiday dessert — what I like to call HELLO DOLLY bars! Is that so yummy? How could you not love something called Hello Dolly bars?! (They are also called Magic Bars or Seven Layer bars but honestly…) Anyway, I wanted to share the recipe with you, encourage you to make it, pretend you are eating it with me AND be entered to win a HUGE Holiday gift from Nestle!
HELLO DOLLY BARS
1 stick butter
1 cup of graham cracker crumbs
1 bag of chocolate chips
1 bag of butterscotch chips
1 cup of pecan halves/pieces
1 cup of shredded, sweetened coconut (I guess you don’t have to use sweetened, but why not?!)
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
Melt the butter and pour into a 9×13 pan. (Or whatever size you have.) Evenly spread the graham cracker crumbs on top. This will be your crust.
Layer the rest of the ingredients with cocount on top. (small caveat: when I was little, I remember making these and thinking that every ingredient was one cup each. But when I made these for my sisterchick party last week, I put the entire bag of chocolate chips on it instead of 1 cup. I’ll let you decide which one I think is the best way.)
Then pour ENTIRE CAN of sweetened condensed milk on top. Bake at 350 or so until it is nice and melty and cooked through. If the edges are brown, you have done your job well.
You MAY want to let them cool as they are bars and not meltaways. But if you can actually make yourself wait, you’re a stronger person than I am!
Is that delish or WHAT?! Well, Nestle is all about the holiday food traditions, so they are giving away a big gift basket incuding coupons for FREE Toll House chocolate chips (so you can make Hello Dolly bars) and cookie dough free coupons Carnation Evaporated Milk and Breakfast Essentials, Stouffer’s, Juicy Juice and Boost Kid Essentials, as well as products from Wonka and Rasinets. Also, a cute silver picture frame and a yummy Carnation holiday recipe guide. The prize value is around $40.
Now, if you wanna win: leave me a comment about oh, anything. Really. You can say PICK ME. But if you leave me a comment with your fave holiday dessert, I *may* be tempted to pick you first. Then if you want an additional entry you can tweet, facebook or send out a carrier pigeon to let someone else know about this fun contest! Nestle is also giving away tons of $50 giftcards away on their site this week—you might want to visit!
This is going to be a short contest, I’m going to end it on Sunday. That way Nestle can get the gift out to you ASAP!
Merry Christmas & Happy Hello Dolly Bars to you!
This post was somewhat sponsored by Nestle in that THEY are giving away this giant gift away. They are even shipping it for me. They offerend me a gift basket, too. But I am giving it away on Impress Your Kids today. They did not give me any other compensation, they didn’t give me any wording or advice in writing my post. I did it all by myself. Because I like chocolate chips.
CONGRATS to LINDA our winner!