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Hello Dollies (Magic Bars) from One Lovely Life

Hello Dollies (7-Layer Bars or Magic Bars)

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: About 35 minutes
  • Yield: 15 Bars 1x


Hello Dollies – Whether you call them Hello Dollies, 7-Layer Bars, or Magic Bars, this decadent retro dessert bars are great treats to share! 


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 1 sleeve crushed)*
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I use almonds, but any kind really will work)
  • 1 small (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the butter in a glass or ceramic 9×13″ pan, and put it in the oven for 2-3 minutes to melt.
  3. Remove from oven and add graham cracker crumbs. Stir to coat the graham cracker crumbs in the. melted butter and pat down to create the graham cracker crust base layer.
  4. Sprinkle coconut flakes, then chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and chopped nuts over the graham cracker layer.
  5. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the top.
  6. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until the condensed milk has soaked into the bars and the edges are golden.
  7. Run a knife around the edges of pan while still warm to prevent cookies from sticking to edges. Slice into small squares while still warm.
  8. Store leftover hello dolly bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator 3-4 days for best results.

I slice these into 15 squares by creating three rows lengthwise down the long side of the pan and then 5 short horizontal rows along the short side of the pan. They are pretty rich, so if you prefer, you can cut each of those squares into two rectangles. 


*You can use gluten free graham crackers as needed! I like Kinnikinnik, Nairns, and Pamela’s brands. 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 32 minutes
  • Category: Desserts, Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Hello Dollies, 7 Layer Bars, Seven Layer Bars, Magic Bars, Magic Cookie Bars