Apple Hello Dolly Bars


I was going to re-name these bars but I couldn't come up with anything clever so I went with their Southern Living given name.  It works.



These bars came about as a result of me having everything but the condensed milk in my pantry thanks to some friends who gave me all their pantry items they couldn't take with them.  The condensed milk I got from my Mom's pantry- a place that is just waiting for power outages, earthquakes, and hurricanes.  You can guess where we would have ended up if the storms of a few weeks ago really got bad.



These are incredibly easy to make, and although Southern Living called for granny smith apples, I used some form of red apples because that's what I had...and they worked just fine.

I was able to give away almost half of the batch but there are still far too many sitting in our kitchen.  I will say I like taking a bite of them and then soon after feeling Anderson kick.  Does a Mamma's heart good.

{Recipe thanks to Southern Living}

{Ingredients You'll Need}

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 package butterscotch morsels
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 cups chopped apple
  • about 1 1/2 cups lightly chopped pecans, enough to cover the top
  • 1 (14 -oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1.  Preheat the oven to 350.  Melt the butter and mix it with the graham crackers then press the crust into the bottom of a greased 9x13 baking pan.  

2. Sprinkle everything else on in layers as directed, ending with the sweetened condensed milk which you'll drizzle on top.  Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown.

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