April 15, 2008

Time to get down...

and dirty, using your hands as the weapon of choice, to make a traditional Texan treat known as the Hello Dolly Bar.

Imagine how excited I was when I found cajeta at Wegmans!

Crumbled graham cracker layer.

Chocolate chip layer.

Shredded coconut, yummm.

Chopped pecans with a sprinkling of cinnamon.

Emptied cans of cajeta and condensed milk!

Melted cajeta milk mixture over layers of sweetness.

Hello Dolly Bars

1/2 cup of butter
2 cups crushed graham crackers
2 cups chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
2 tsp cinnamon
1 13.4 ounce can Mexican cajeta
1 14 ounce can condensed milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Pour melted butter into a flat pan. Crush graham crackers with fingers until they resemble a coarse corn meal. Toss graham cracker crumbs into pan, and mix well with melted butter to form a crust. Layer the chocolate chips, coconut, pecans, and cinnamon over graham cracker crust. Melt cajeta and condensed milk over medium heat until fully incorporated and smooth. Pour cajeta-milk mixture over the top of prepared bar. Bake in oven for 25 to 30 minutes, top should be light brown. Let cool in pan for at least half an hour, cut into bars and serve. (Adapted from Homesick Texan).

The calories of these home baked goodies are over and beyond the cap, but once in awhile, we must all indulge. And you wonder why everything is bigger in Texas...



Oiayieeio said...

hey jess! you can also make dulce by tossing an unopened can of condensed milk into simmering water and letting it cook for an hour. you have to make sure the water covers the can though, other wise it might explode!

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