136 Reviews

Very good! I have tried so many cookie recipes this season and this one was true to the recipe. It came out perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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Cheri Lee December 19, 2002

Just like Mom's!

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Andrea West December 12, 2002

Somebody had made these at my bridal shower and I did not know what they were called. My mother in laws friend made them this weekend for Thanksgiving and I heard them say hello dollies. I checked for them took your recipe and have basically eaten the whole pan by myself. They are excellent, I will be making these over and over again. Thanks for posting.

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~Leanne~ October 16, 2002

Hi all... noticed folks were having trouble with the base crumbling - the original recipe from umm Eagle brand milk, had you melt the butter sprinkle evenly with the crumbs, and THEN drizzle with the eagle brand milk, instead of doing it after layering all the other ingredients. Have made it that way for years, and never had trouble with the cookie base. Awesome recipe tho.

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lindieb December 21, 2010

this was very good. taste almost like one of our favorite deserts at chili's restaurant....the paradise pie. next time tho i will put it in an 8x8 pan instead since i'd like the bars to be thicker and i had a hard time cutting them into bars since they were pretty thin. and i may even double the graham cracker and butter since i like a thicker crust. will definitely make again. thanks!

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LuvMyBabies July 07, 2010

I made this to have with coffee at my family's Boxing day get together. I cut into smaller pieces - just big enough to pop into your mouth & not need a plate. They were soooo good. We don't have Hello Dollies here in Australia....so it was nice find a sweet that none of my guests had heard of before Thank you for sharing.

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Catherine Robson December 28, 2010

Our family knows these as "magic bars" but whatever you call them, they're great! I made them in a 9x9 pan because I like them a little thicker. I also mixed the butter and crumbs together to make a crust, rather than just pouring the crumbs over the butter. They're easy to make and taste great!

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Carmen27 September 21, 2010

I would have given this 5 stars however I would highly recommend mixing the melted butter through the crumbs to get a decent base. As I found following the directions some of my base just fell away as it was not fully bound prior to cooking. Otherwsie the taste is sensational. Thanks.

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Wendy's Kitchen April 06, 2010

I took these to a Christmas gathering, and they were very well-received! With no bowl or mixing, they were a snap to prepare, and they were really tasty and sweet! I used chocolate graham cracker crumbs to intensify the flavor of the chocolate chips, and I baked the bars for 25 minutes. (I think about 22 minutes would have been sufficient, at least in my oven). After they cooled, I cut them into small squares, and arranged them in a large, shallow dish. Hint: be sure to spread melted butter around the sides of the pan, as the bars are hard to loosen from edges otherwise.

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truebrit December 19, 2004

These are excellent squares and quick to make up. Since I can't have walnuts, I substitute with 1 c. of butterscotch chips. They taste like you have worked alot harder than you have.

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Keynotes August 04, 2003
Hello Dollies