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Think outside the cookie jar and try these chewy bars that are filled with raspberry jam and topped with fluffy meringue.

Phyllis Ciardo, Albany, California
This Story Originally Appeared On sunset.com


Credit: James Carrier

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Makes 2 dozen bars


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a bowl, mix oats, flour, coconut, 1/4 cup sugar, and salt. Add melted butter and stir until well blended. Press dough level in bottom of a 9- by 13-inch baking pan.

  • Bake crust in a 325° regular or convection oven until edges begin to brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool about 5 minutes, then spread jam evenly over warm crust.

  • In a large bowl, with a mixer on high speed, whip egg whites and cream of tartar until thick and foamy. Gradually add 2/3 cup sugar and continue to whip until mixture holds soft, shiny peaks. With a spatula, spread meringue evenly over jam.

  • Bake until meringue is lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes, then cut into 24 bars. Let cool completely, then use a wide spatula to remove bars from pan.

  • Nutritinal analysis per bar.

Nutrition Facts

158 calories; calories from fat 39%; protein 2g; fat 6.8g; saturated fat 4.3g; carbohydrates 23g; fiber 0.9g; sodium 124mg; cholesterol 16mg.