This recipe is inspired by my cousin Nana.

It uses a traditional “Hello Dollies” layer, and my fudgy brownie recipe.

The brownie is baked between the biscuit layer and the magic dollie layer.

What makes it different is the final taste.

A hint of chocolate, cardamom, compliment by subtle pistachios.

KitKat Arabic Coffee Magic Brownie Squares

This summer I collaborated with Kit Kat Arabia to bring together two unique recipes using Kit Kat Arabic Coffee, my first dessert was simple, but for my second one, I went for something magical with the help of the dessert whiz my cousin Nana. This was the result.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • Hand Mixer


Layer 1 (Biscuit Crust)

  • 1 stick butter, melted 100 grams
  • 2 cups tea biscuits crushed

Layer 2 (Brownie Layer)

  • 1 stick butter, melted 100 grams
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 TSP Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1/4 TSP Salt

Layer 3 (Magic)

  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup pistachios, whole
  • 5 pcs Kitkat Arabic coffee, chopped 10 fingers
  • 1 can Nestle sweetened condensed milk



  • Preheat oven to 180°.
  • Line up a 9 x 9 square inch (25 x 25 cm) oven proof dish with parchment paper.

Layer 1 (Biscuit Crust)

  • Melt butter and add to crushed biscuits until it's crumbly and sand-like.
  • Press into the bottom of your square dish firmly. You can use the bottom of a cup to apply perfect pressure to each.
  • Bake for 5 minutes only at 180°.

Layer 2 (Brownie Layer)

  • Melt butter in a sauce pan and turn off heat.
  • Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat together.
  • Add salt, baking powder, cocoa, and beat until the mixture is well incorporated.
  • Pour on top of biscuit layer. This
  • Use a clean knife to spread evenly, it's easier than a spatula, and be gentle as not to break down your biscuit layer.
  • Bake for 10 - 12 minutes at 180°.
  • Because ovens may vary the second layer needs to bake until it forms a crust but do not over bake it as there is still more baking required and it will finish baking in the third step.

Layer 2 (Magic Layer)

  • Once the brownies have formed a crust, cover with shredded coconut.
  • Add the whole pistachios
  • Add the chopped kitkats (those are approx the same size as your pistachios)
  • Finally, drizzle with condensed milk
  • Bake for 15 - 18 minutes at 180°.
  • You know this layer is done when the condensed milk has soaked into the bars and the edges are golden.


  • Make sure the brownies are 100% cooled down before attempting to cut them.
  • Cut into equal squares and serve.


  • You do not need to refrigerate those, place in an air tight container up to 1 week.


Keyword Arabic Brownies, Brownie Magic Bars, Brownies with Cardamom, Kit Kat Arabic Coffee, Kitkat Brownies