Saturday, March 30, 2013

Dutch Oven Hello Dollies

We recently went camping and I wanted to try Hello Dollies  in my Dutch Oven. 
 It was quick to assemble, very tasty and very little clean up!
6 Tblsps melted butter
1 cup crushed graham crackers
1 cup coconut
1 bag chocolate chips
1 1/4 cup broken pecans
1 (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
Lite 20-30  charcoal briquets and while you are waiting for them to turn gray assemble your dish.The bottom layer is the melted butter and graham crackers, to make assembly easier at the campsite, I prepared this at home, placed it in a baggy  and kept it in the refrigerator in our travel trailer.
Grease the inside of your Dutch Oven with oil, pat the graham cracker mixture in bottom of oven. 
Layer coconut, chocolate chips and pecans over graham crackers.
Pour sweetened condensed milk over all.
Place 10-12 coals under the oven and 10-12 on top. I baked this outside while it was really cold so I made several adjustments with the placement of the briquettes while it was cooking. I rotated the pot a quarter turn every 10 minutes and took the lid off after 20 minutes to check how it was cooking. You want your chocolate chips to melt and  the sweetened condensed milk to blend with the other ingredients.
I can not tell you how important it is to have heavy duty gloves, I received these from my daughter and 
son in law and I love them.
I placed the oven on my lid to keep the dish warm while it was served.
I will make this again while camping and am thinking of different variations. 
I will be posting this to these blog parties:


  1. Just forwarded your recipe to my husband. i think our boy scout troop would love to make this.

  2. This would be a great dessert to enjoy around the campfire at our cabin this summer. I've always loved Hello Dolly bars.

  3. This looks delicious. I love anything cooked outdoors (and in cast iron), so this is a keeper.

  4. Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it at the table with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen