Nutella Hazelnut Magic Bars

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  • 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!
    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06696070162184353591 LizMarie

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

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17831965381407943471 Sami

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10001512308169583489 Mrs. Schwartz @ Mrs. Schwartz’s Kitchen

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04549767399322024293 Alice

      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!)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09141657258032695758 Cassie/Bake Your Day

      These are definitely magic…you can’t go wrong with Nutella!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04292841944812910360 Carolina HeartStrings

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14317160107572581274 Stephanie @Eat. Drink. Love.

      Oh, you’ve just made magic bars a thousand times better!

    • http://thesmartcookiecook.com/ thesmartcookiecook.com

      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!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04822919211752832483 Kristina

      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….. :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04871821199110969105 Jocelyn

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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15837900211800412198 SlipperCityCakes

      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!