Easy One Dish Cookie Bars

by Joanne on July 26, 2009

These bars have been around for years.  You vary the ingredients according to likes and dislikes but the best feature about this recipe is the lack of clean up.  You put all your ingredients together in your baking pan and only worry about the washing up after removing the bars from the pan. 

Sweet and yummy….

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Easy One Dish Cookie Bars

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk * Don’t mix this up with EVAPORATED…that won’t work
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 12  to 16 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preheat the oven to 350 F.  

While it is heating, slice the butter into 1 TBS segments and scatter about a 13 x 9 x 2  baking pan.

While it is heating, slice the butter into 1 TBS segments and scatter about a 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan.

 Put the sliced butter in the oven while it preheats. Check on it in 3 to 4 minutes because you only want the butter to melt – not bubble.

Melted butter from the oven

Melted butter from the oven

Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs on top of the melted butter.

Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs on top of the melted butter.

Pour the sweetened condensed milk on top of the crumbs

Pour the sweetened condensed milk on top of the crumbs

Sprinkle the coconut on top of the sweetened condensed milk

Sprinkle the coconut on top of the sweetened condensed milk

Sprinkle the semi sweet chips on top of the coconut

Sprinkle the semi sweet chips on top of the coconut

Now press down all the ingredients in the pan. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes. Allow to cool.  Cut into 36 squares.
The only direction left is to eat and enjoy!

The only direction left is to eat and enjoy!

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3 Comments

  • At 2009.07.26 11:46, Bonnie said:

    LOVE these cookies. Some call them Hello Dolly Bars. Other call them Magic Bars. I call them FABULOUS! Have seen pb chips or butterscotch chips along with the choc chips.

    • At 2009.07.26 15:24, Jeena said:

      Looks great I love sweets like this!

      • At 2009.07.27 08:02, applec said:

        I think this recipe came out YEARS ago when Eagle Brand Sweetened Cond. Milk were advertising in magazines. They used the PB chips. I thought that might be TOO sweet and opted for coconut but mixed unsweetened reduced fat coconut with regular. They taste great.
        I like the name “Hello Dolly Bars”. Cute.

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