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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Nutella Hazelnut Magic Bars


These are not your average magic bars. They have chrispity bits of toffee, big hunks of toasted hazelnuts and creamy, dreamy nutella running through them. Now it THAT"S not magic, I don't know what is!

Nutella Hazelnut Magic Bars

These bars have also been called Hello Dollies, 5 Layer Bars, and 7 Layer Bars. I have even made a
White Chocolate Cranberry Coconut  version of them. You really can't go wrong with any combination of you favorite ingredients. Here is what I used this go around:


These are so easy to put together and it only takes a few minutes to get perfection like this:

I have had troubles in the past with the crust not staying together very well and becoming a little crumbly, but I have perfected the buttery graham cracker crust this time! 


Nutella Hazelnut Magic Bars
    adapted from white chocolate cranberry coconut bars   
    makes 24
1 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs {1 1/2 sleeves of graham crackers}*
1/2 C {1 stick} melted butter
1/2 C Nutella
3/4 C chocolate chips
1 C toffee chips
1/2 C toasted hazelnuts, chopped
1 C shredded coconut
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
* Put 1 1/2 sleeves of graham crackers in a food processor {do not use store bought graham cracker crumbs. I have tried them and the crust just does not hold together as well.}.

Blend until the crumbs are small and everything is the same size.{You could also do this in small batches in a Magic Bullet}.

In a large bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs with the melted butter and stir.




Next, pour the graham cracker mixture into a 9X13 dish and use your fingers to press it out evenly into the crust around the dish.

Now for my favorite part! Slather the crust with the nutella and carefully spread it across the whole crust.

Layer on the chopped hazelnuts, chocolate chips, and toffee chips.

Lastly, layer on the shredded coconut, then evenly pour the sweetened condensed milk across the whole dish.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top becomes slightly golden brown. Let cool, and cut into bars. 


I made these extra hazelnutty by using nutella and chopped hazelnuts. My favorite thing about these kind of bars is that you can swap out anything to make them your own. Other great options are peanuts, pretzels, pecans, walnuts, macadamia nuts, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, dried fruit, butter pecan chips, candies, or caramel. You really can't go wrong!


Unless you don't share with me. Now THAT would be wrong! 

11 comments:

  1. Gah! These look SO FREAKING GOOD!! Haha. I want them NOW :)

    Liz @ Southern Charm
    http://www.southerncharmnola.com

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  2. Holy moly these looks amazing! I will need to try these out this weekend :)

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  3. STOP IT RIGHT NOW! These look absolutely heavenly. As in, I really think they will serve them in heaven. OMG. Totally making these! YUM!

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  4. oh.my.word! nutella for my daughter, cranberry for me! your blog isn't helping my diabetes and my diet much - hahaha! it's a good thing i don't live with you :)

    (might i just add - i DO love your blog! i'm always happy to see a new post - so much fun on your page!)

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  5. These are definitely magic...you can't go wrong with Nutella!

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  6. Those look fantastic! I cannot wait to try this recipe. Come and visit us. We have some great things to share this week.

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  7. Oh, you've just made magic bars a thousand times better!

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  8. Oh my, excuse me while I clean up my drool! I have a recipe from my grandmother for Hello Dollies that I absolutely love, but this twist sounds even more delicious!

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  9. Yummm!! These just blew away my old 7-layer bar recipe, I'm making these from now on!! LOVE the Nutella addition, these look amazing! I should probably never make them... because I would eat the whole pan..... :)

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  10. Nutella is magic in a jar!!!! Then you went and put it in this awesome dessert!!! Truly magical!!! I am drooling for sure:-)

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  11. Omg I have been making magic cookie bars so years but I love the addition of the nutella! Definitely need to add that next time!

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