Monday, August 31, 2009

Hello Dollies

I remember one time when I was a kid, we drove up to Orlando and stayed with my mom's uncle who lived in that area when we visited Disney World. I must have been like 12 or 13. At the time my mom's uncle was in a relationship with a lady who had a son. She had baked these bars and I seriously thought I had died and gone to heaven when I ate one. I remembered them the other day and decided to research the dessert. I didn't know what they were called or how they were made but I finally found the recipe after all these years. The other thing I remembered was that the lady's son had a crush on me and kissed me while I was sleeping- gross. That was so weird- I couldn't wait to get out of there! My brother was cracking up and teased me the rest of the trip. Here is the recipe for those cherished bars.

Two packages of graham crackers (there are three packages in each box)
1 1/2 sticks butter
3 tbsp. dark brown sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts ( I like almonds but only had pumpkin seeds)
1 can condensed milk
1 cup flaked shredded coconut

Run the graham crackers in a food processor to form crumbs. Melt the butter. Transfer to a bowl and add the butter and sugar and incorporate well. Take a 13x9 pan and pat the graham cracker crumbs down to form a crust. Pack tightly to make sure the bars are solid when they're done. I like to use a large cookie sheet so that the crust isn't super thick. Next sprinkle the chocolate chips and nuts on top of the crust. Open the can of condensed milk and drizzle all over evenly. Make sure you save about a third of the can. Next add the shredded coconut and finish drizzling the rest of the condensed milk over the bars. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes or until the coconut is nice and toasty. Allow cool before cutting into squares.

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