Saturday, May 31, 2008

"Dick" and Hello Dollies

Ok, this should be Dick and (insert cupcake here) but these gooey bars are such a part of this movie, I had to include a recipe. Dick (1999) is a spoof movie about the Nixon administration. Kirsten Dunst, Will Ferrell (as Bob Woodward), Dan Hedaya (as Nixon) and Michelle Williams work this over-the-top farce into a hilarious explanation of Watergate and Deep Throat.

It's goofy - goofier than many Will Ferrell movies - but there is something satisfying in taking a dismal time in American politics and making it into a joke. Like to see Nixon riding on a stallion down a sandy beach toward the girl who idolizes him? What about cold war relations melted over Hello Dollies spiked with pot? Yeah, me too. Fix up a batch of Hello Dollies and hit the video store.

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Press into the bottom of an 9x9 inch baking pan. Layer the chocolate chips, coconut and pecans over the crumbs. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top.
Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool and cut into squares.
Recipe found at


rosemary said...

Steve is home....can't make 'em.....he'd expect me to share.

suzieQ said...

This is a really great movie, surprised more people don't know about it. I just cited your blog onto another site that was sharing this recipe...