James Carrier
Makes 2 dozen bars

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

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Nutritinal analysis per bar.

Ratings & Reviews

pmayton's Review

December 01, 2010
Ok but delete the topping Instead bake then add the raspberry jam top with 1 cup chopped almonds and 1 cups chocolate semisweet chips bake until melted about 15 minutes let sit then swirl

momshome's Review

November 12, 2009
Sorry! Awful! If you do make, toast coconut 1st. Fake raspberry flavor isn't good & a white chocolate ganache would make a better frosting. Also, as one reviewer mentioned, oatmeal is great in oatmeal cookies but none of us like it as a replacement for other missing ingredients. Won't make again for our family, sorry!

DonnaD's Review

January 03, 2009
These cookies are very good and easy to make. I am not a huge fan of oatmeal based cookies but the meringue makes them really good. My meringue was really thick from the Kitchen Aid mixer. I wish I could learn how to cut them nice like the picture. Next time I will make half the pan raspberry and half apricot. Baked them a couple seconds too long, meringue was too brown. I will watch them closer next time.

saauuccy's Review

December 17, 2008
absolutely amazing and not terribly difficult to make. be sure to allow the meringue to set before serving.