Meringue Topped Magic Cookie Bars

Gail Welch

By
@sugarshack

My son, daughter and son-in-law loved this meringue topping. They said it melts in your mouth. A long time ago my sister-in-law made these for a birthday celebration for her husband. I found the magic cookie bar recipe on the back of the Eagle Brand Condensed milk can and added the meringue topping. The combination is heavenly.


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Serves:

12-24 depends on size cut

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I loved the addition of the brown sugar meringue to this classic recipe. I loved it so much, next time I may add more! I think the possibilities are endless to the different meringue flavors you can add to this.

Ingredients

no-stick cooking spray; foil
1 1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c
butter, melted
1 can(s)
(14 oz) eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
1 pkg
(6 oz pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 c
coconut, flaked
1 c
chopped nuts, (pecans)

MERINGUE TOPPING (OPTIONAL)

3 large
egg whites
1 c
brown sugar, light

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 13x9-inch baking pan with no-stick baking spray. Alternate method: Line 13x9-inch pan with with greased (sprayed) foil. Make sure foil overhangs the edges of the pan for easy removal.
2
Combine graham crackers and butter in small bowl. Press into bottom of prepared pan.
3
Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture.
4
Layer evenly with with chocolate chips, coconut and chopped nuts. Press down firmly with fork.
5
Bake for 15 minutes: remove from oven and add meringue topping. ***IF not adding the meringue topping, bake for 30 minutes.

WITH MERINGUE TOPPING:
Beat 3 egg whites until frothy. Gradually add 1 cup brown sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form about 7 minutes.
6
Spread meringue over cookies. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Loosen from sides of pan while still warm, cool on wire rack. Cut into bars.
7
VARIATIONS: SUBSTITUTE chocolate chips or nuts with candy coated pieces, dried cranberries, raisins, mini-marshmallows or butterscotch pieces. (From eaglebrand.com/recipes)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Candies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American