Dessert bar disaster
December 13, 2013 1:54 PM Subscribe
My hello dolly bars are a delicious but crumbly mess. How do I salvage them?
posted by yawper to Food & Drink (13 answers total)
I layered a graham cracker + butter crust, condensed milk, chopped almonds, shredded coconut and chocolate chips in a 9x13 pan. Baked for 25 minutes at 350 degrees until the coconut started to brown.
Problem: nothing above the condensed milk gelled together. The chocolate chips didn't even melt (I have no idea how). The crust is holding together well enough so I can cut it into squares, but the nuts, coconut and chocolate chips are just rolling off! These are the most ridiculous squares I've ever made. BUT, they are tasty, and I don't want them to go to waste. I know I could serve them crumbled over ice cream or something, but I don't have many opportunities to serve desserts like that, and definitely not in so much quantity. These were supposed to be part of a cookie exchange; they need to be "finger food".
Is it still possible for me to transform these into coherent squares? What if I crumbled them all up in a food processor, pressed them back in a pan and re-baked them? I cannot add anything to make them sweeter (they are plenty sweet), but can I add something to make them stick together better? Any other use for this delicious mess? Please help!