Sweet! Low Oxalate Hello Dolly Bar

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Looking for a low oxalate dessert to satisfy your sweet craving? As low oxalate cooks and meal planners know – sweets and low oxlate are a difficult combination. This is particularly true for those with a chocolate sweet tooth! The Low Oxalate Hello Dolly Bars may be a sweet answer to those chocolate cravings.

Chances are if you’ve landed here then you are familiar with low oxalates and the medical conditions which suggest the benefit of a low oxalate meal plan. As always medical professionals should advise as to your dietary requirements. Perhaps you’ve been given “the” low oxalate list and as oxalate researchers discover there is not one list, lists contradict each other regarding which foods are low oxalate and the value of oxalates in the same food. But enough of that! (I suspect you’ve already discovered that.)

Close up of the top of low oxalate Hello Bars.

Why I Like The Low Oxalate Hello Dolly Bar Recipe

I’ve adapted a tried and true family Hello Dolly recipe to a low oxalate version. Of course moderation is key and one of the best features of this recipe is that the bars are very sweet. So one very small square will go a long way to satisfy the sweet tooth. Most of the ingredients are in the low oxalate category: cornflake crumbs, butter, butterscotch chips, coconut, milk. Macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips lean towards the mid oxalate category. The nuts can be omitted without sacrificing the flavor and white chocolate is used instead of semi sweet chocolate.

Enjoy this recipe! Freeze a few bars for the future as your guests and family will be sure to clear the plate.

 Low Oxalate Hello Dolly Bar recipe! Sweet treat anytime of the year.

Ingredients Low Oxalate Hello Dolly Bar

1.5 cups corn flake crumbs

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 cup white chocolate chips

1 cup butterscotch chips

1 cup chopped macadamia nuts

1 1/3 cups shredded coconut

1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

Directions Low Oxalate Hello Dolly Bar Dessert

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 13 X 9 baking pan with parchment paper. The entire pan should be lined.
  3. Cut up butter, place in baking pan and put in oven until butter is melted.
  4. Melt butter in the microwave. Add cornflake crumbs to butter and lightly mix. Add mixture to parchment lined pan and lightly press the mixture into a cornflake crumb layer.
  5. Sprinkle chopped nuts over the cornflake crumb layer.
  6. Sprinkle semi sweet chocolate chips over the cornflake crumb layer.
  7. Sprinkle butterscotch chips over the cornflake crumb layer.
  8. Pour condensed milk over mixture.
  9. Sprinkle coconut over top of bars.
  10. Cook at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. The coconut should be very lightly browned.
  11. Cool. Using the parchment paper as handles lift the Low Oxalate Hello Dolly Bars out of the baking pan.
  12. Cut into squares.

Nuts Not Necessary!

I have included macadamia nuts in this recipe as they are one of the lowest oxalate nuts and the quantity is low in relation to chopped nuts spread over a 13 X 9 pan. However nuts can also be eliminated for this recipe. I have made the dessert bars without nuts and the taste difference is negligibly. But you will sacrifice one layer with a little crunch which adds to the body of the Low Oxalate Hello Dolly.

Tips I’ve Learned Through The Years

Use parchment paper as a pan liner and as paper  ‘handles’ to lift the dessert out of the pan.

Add coconut as the last layer so the dessert looks prettier with a lightly browned coconut layer.

Hello Dolly pan

Why Low Oxalate Hello Dolly Dessert Bars Are Family Friendly

One of the best features of this dessert is the flexibility of the recipe. You can easily make the original Hello Dolly recipe with semi sweet or dark chocolate and graham cracker crumbs side by side in the same baking dish.  Two versions of the recipe in one dish!

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