Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Betty Boop Bars

Prior to the Cotton's wedding we attended a backyard BBQ at their home. I offered to bring something and was assigned a sweet treat. Baking is not my strongest suit, so I went to the tried and true online cookbook of Smitten Kitchen

I was planning to make brownies but the description of the Hello Dolly Bars caught my attention: These are sticky, gooey and both chewy and crunchy and seriously, intensely sweet, but you won’t mind, especially when you find out they take 30 minutes to make. If the description and hands-on time didn't catch your attention, perhaps the photo will. 

Smitten Kitchen
I decided to give the bars a whirl and am happy to report they are just as delicious as their description!
When we arrived at the BBQ I was sharing with other guests what I'd brought. When I called them Hello Dolly bars and gave a brief description of their ingredients I started hearing "Oh yeah, Magic Bars...7 Layer Bars...etc". I've never known a dessert to go by so many names! 

Towards the end of the evening one of the guests asked me if there were any more of the Betty Boop Bars. When I first tried the bars I knew I'd make them again. When I heard that final name, I laughed and knew that's what I'd call my version: Betty Boop Bars.

Betty Boop Bars

 Adapted from Smitten Kitchen's Hello Dolly Bars recipe
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, cut into large pieces
3 cups graham crackers crumbs (approximately 20 graham crackers, pulsed in the magic bullet)
  1 bag (approximately 3 cups) chocolate chips
1 bag butterscotch chips
  2 cup shredded coconut
2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk (small can)

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt butter in microwave until just melted when stirred. Add graham cracker crumbs. Mix and then press evenly into the bottom of a baking pan. (I used a large rectangular glass baking dish.)
- Layer coconut, pecans, butterscotch and chocolate chips on top of graham cracker base. Pour sweetened condensed milk over whole mixture.
- Bake in oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top is light brown.


1 comment:

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