Meringue Topped Magic Cookie Bars

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Gail Welch

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@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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Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12-24 depends on size cut
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

  • 3 large
    egg whites
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, light

How to Make Meringue Topped Magic Cookie Bars

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 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.
  6. While cookie bars are baking, prepare the meringue. Beat 3 egg whites until frothy. Gradually add 1 cup of brown sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form about 7 minutes.
  7. Spread meringue over cookies. Bake at 350 for another 15 minutes.
  8. Loosen from sides of the pan while still warm. Cool on wire rack. Cut into bars.
  9. VARIATIONS: SUBSTITUTE chocolate chips or nuts with candy-coated pieces, dried cranberries, raisins, mini-marshmallows or butterscotch pieces.

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About Meringue Topped Magic Cookie Bars

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



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