[Recipe] Hello Dolly Squares

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Hello Dolly squares. A classic in our family. This recipe reminds me of my Auntie Donna, as this is her recipe. Even with an entire can of sweetened condensed milk, these squares aren’t nearly as sweet as she is. She is a very special lady to me, and holds a big space in my heart.

My husband is so crazy about these treats that he actually asked me how to make them himself and used to on the regular. Considering he isn’t much of a guy for sweets, that’s saying a lot about how good these squares are.

Hello Dollies – a firm graham crumb base, topped with chocolate, pecans, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk. Simple and to the point. One of my husband’s favourites. I’m sure they’ll be one of yours too.

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[Recipe] Hello Dolly Squares

Makes 25 squares

2 cups graham wafer crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 Tbsp sugar (optional – I didn’t add this)
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk


Preheat oven to 325F. Line a 9×9″ pan with parchment paper.

Combine graham wafer crumbs, butter, and sugar in a medium sized bowl. Mix well.



Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of the pan.


Top the base with the coconut, pecans, and chocolate chips.




Pour the can of condensed milk over everything.


Bake for 30 minutes, until the squares are just lightly browned.


Chill before cutting.


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