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Katie’s Hello Dolly Bars

Hey y’all!  Welcome to DAY 5 of #bakecraftsew Handmade Holidays!

I can’t wait for y’all to meet today’s contributor!  Katie is absolutely adorable, and I love her blog design.  Simple, elegant, fun, and her tag line ‘Life Tastes Good’ yes, indeed!!! 

Katie had me at hello with her Grilled Corn & Poblano Guacamole – she speaks my language!


Hi Southern Fairytale readers! I’m Katie, a home cook, food blogger, and recipe developer. I author the blog Katie’s Cucina. Katie’s Cucina is a place where I share my love for food — developing and cooking mouthwatering recipes weekly, baking indulgent desserts, and sharing foodie travels from coast to coast.

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I’m excited to be participating in the holiday bake, craft & sew for the first time this year. I also have a DIY blog (Sew Woodsy) and am contributing over at the craft portion today as well, so make sure you stop by Kelly’s after reading about my Hello Dolly Bars.

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Hello Dolly Bars… Seven Layer Bars… whatever you want to call them–they are great and perfect for sending over to the neighbors house during the holidays. I always bake for my neighbors, coworkers, family, and friends each year. And almost every year I bake a few batches of Hello Dolly Bars. They are simple to put together and who doesn’t love a cookie bar packed full of all things sweet?
My recipe for Hello Dolly Bars are easy to make–even the kids can help out! That’s what is great about this recipe. And if you see an item in the list that you don’t like–feel free to sub it for something else. I like to put a combination of nuts in the bars. I also enjoy both chocolate and butterscotch chips in the bars. But if you don’t have it on hand or you simply don’t like it–feel free to keep it out of the mix. I love making mixes to give to family and friends for these bars. I simply place each layer in individual bags and then neatly place them in a mason jar. Tie it up with the instructions and give as a gift (and maybe accompany a few of the baked bars with it as well)!

Hello Dolly Bars


Thank you again Rachel for having me today!

You can find me at Katie’s Cucina or follow me on Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | YouTube | Instagram


Print Recipe
Prep Time:1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time:30 mins
Total Time:1 hr 40 mins


  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 stick salted butter melted
  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup slivered almonds chopped
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk


  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • Line an 8X8 pan with tinfoil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Mix together melted butter and crushed graham crackers, until well incorporated. Spread evenly, on to the bottom of the pan.
  • Then sprinkle coconut flakes on top. Followed by a layer of chocolate chips and then butterscotch chips. Mix the nuts together and sprinkle them on top. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the entire pan, making sure to cover all the nuts.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes, then carefully remove the tin foil liner from the hot pan. Let bars rest 1 hour before cutting them. Cut into 9 squares and enjoy!
Servings: 9 bars
Author: Rachel


Y’all make sure and visit Katie today to enter to win the amazing giveaway we’ve got going on!  You can enter everyday

All month long, I will be sharing delicious and delectable kitchen gifts from 30 amazing bloggers here on A Southern Fairytale! Don’t forget to head on over to According to Kelly for 30 fabulous crafty gifts and Skip to my Lou to get your sewing inspiration on!

Did I mention the giveaways?

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    • The wonderful people at Ninja Kitchen have donated a Ninja Ultima Blender
    • My favorite camera bags are epiphanie bags and one of y’all will get to pick out a Stella in your choice of color!!!!! (this is the one I’m drooling over!) –they are also giving each of my contributors a special little bonus because they are that awesome!
    • Laura from Momables is donating a ONE YEAR subscription to her amazing meal planning service and a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
    • I’m giving away to of my very favorite food-centric books:  The brand new mouthwateringly beautiful Bountiful: Recipes Inspired by Our Gardenby the supremely talented and lovely couple of White on Rice, Todd and Diane.  This book is absolutely gorgeous, I’ve spent hours looking through my copy and drooling over recipes.  I really want to move in next door to them.
    • I’m also giving away one of my favorite food photography books: Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots
    • Deanna Garretson of Design Chicky (my blog designer) is donating a $100 Design Credit!  She can help you create custom recipe cards, Facebook page, or whichever one of her services you’d like!

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  1. the first experience I had with thse was in college – in the dining hall they called them “magic cookie bars.” I still LOVE them – so tasty!

  2. hum!!!!! que delicia.
    Amei!!! essa receita maravilha para o fim de semana um domingo pra crianças degustar na tv.
    Espero receber outras novidades com docinhos finos para festas.

    beijos lourdes araujo

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