A holiday favorite, very rich.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • In a small bowl, stir together the wafer crumbs and melted butter. Press into the bottom and a little bit up the sides of the prepared pan. Sprinkle on the chocolate chips, coconut and pecans so they are evenly distributed. Pour the condensed milk over everything.

  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the coconut is browned. Cool before cutting into bars. these are great frozen too. Cut into small squares - these are very rich!

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 26.2g 9% DV; fat 14.4g 22% DV; cholesterol 15.7mg 5% DV; sodium 103.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
These cookies have been in my family for years but the recipe is varied slightly. We use 1 1/4 cup of graham cracker crumbs instead of the nilla wafers and we just melt the butter in the baking dish on the stove then sprinkle the crumbs on top once it's melted (and I use the smaller baking pan one size smaller than the 9x13). Also I use 1 1/4 cup coconut since the nuts and chocolate chips make it so rich. If I have milk chocolate chips laying around I'll do half milk chocolate and half semisweet. Also - don't skimp on the condensed milk - I tried making them a couple times with "generic" condensed milk and they were terrible. Pay the extra dollar for Eagle/Borden/Carnation. Perfect for get-togethers - everyone asks what's in them after their eyes roll in a flutter. Read More
(25)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
These cookies have been in my family for years but the recipe is varied slightly. We use 1 1/4 cup of graham cracker crumbs instead of the nilla wafers and we just melt the butter in the baking dish on the stove then sprinkle the crumbs on top once it's melted (and I use the smaller baking pan one size smaller than the 9x13). Also I use 1 1/4 cup coconut since the nuts and chocolate chips make it so rich. If I have milk chocolate chips laying around I'll do half milk chocolate and half semisweet. Also - don't skimp on the condensed milk - I tried making them a couple times with "generic" condensed milk and they were terrible. Pay the extra dollar for Eagle/Borden/Carnation. Perfect for get-togethers - everyone asks what's in them after their eyes roll in a flutter. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2007
These are one of my favorite all time cookies! I always make them with either 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs or 1 1/4 cups saltine crackers. Both versions are great. I also am very generous with the coconut as I love coconut! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2006
My husband says these are the "bomb" and my daughter and I both think they taste similar to Almond Joys. Twists to the recipe: 1. Spray pan with non-stick coating - I also used a 9x13 casserole dish 2. I used about 16 graham crackers and crumbled them in my food processor (turned them into dust). I supposed you could also use chocolate graham crackers. 3. I used a 16 oz bag of whole pecans put them into a plastic bag and smashed them into crumbles using a meat mallet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2011
Easy! Delicious! Economical! Rave reviews! Thanks for this great versatile recipe. Haven't had this before have now made it 3 times in a fortnight my co-workers love it. Made it as per recipe the first time (minus pecans nut allergy) - fantastic! The second time I subbed dark chocolate for the semisweet and chopped glace cherries and Craisins for pecans and the third time I subbed white choc for the semisweet and glace cherries instead of pecans and added an extra half a tin of milk. I wanted a recipe that was easy to make from items I'd have on hand and this is it. Thank you very much for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2004
These were good and even better when you know how easy they are to make. Hubby loved them. I also used graham cracker crumbs and a little more coconut althought that bring it very close to the hello dollies 1 recipe here. I will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2006
Excellent. I added more coconut; I always add extra coconut to recipes that call for it. They were everything they should be: sweet chewy crunchy chocolate-y. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2008
Easy to make and my husbands favorite. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2009
I made these for a cousin for Christmas as it was like something his mother used to make and no one could find the recipe. He loved them as did everyone else. They are a little bit of heaven. Although they are rich so cut in small pieces. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2007
Our family loves Dollies! It's easy to make. It's fun so include the kids. I fix the crust and my daughter likes to add the chocolate chips and sprinkle out the coconut. They are sooo good! Read More
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