Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Raspberry Royal Bars on Foodista
1 - 1/4 cups rolled oats
1 - 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3//4 cup sweetened flaked dried coconut
1/4 cup plus 2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup raspberry jam
3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

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

Bake in a 325 F 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 an electric mixer on high speed, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until thick and foamy. Gradually add remaining 2/3 cup sugar and continue to beat 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 in pan.


  1. Mmmm Raspberry. I love the convenience of bars. These look great

  2. I'm not a fan of coconut, but I think that my mom and a few of my cousins will absolutely adore these! I can't wait to test them out. :-)

    I love your holiday blog layout; it's so festive!

  3. I don't think I have ever seen a bar cookie with a meringue topping...very interesting and definitely something I need to try!

  4. ABsolutely fantastic recipes!Do u write all these gorgeous recipes ur self?
    At the rate i'm bookmarking to try from ur blog ,the eager beaver in me is proding me to bake thrice a day :-)))

  5. I love raspberry! Fantastic recipe!

  6. These are terrifically tasty I know. Thanks for sharing them. I hope to see you back at Crock Pot Wednesday this week. Come check it out.

  7. Oh Yum! I love the idea of a light meringue topping on these to offset the rest of the goodies I eat during the holidays!

  8. These look delicious. A meringue on top of a cookie-that is very interesting.

  9. I've never seen these before. Sounds yummy. I like the idea of a combination between raspberry and oats. Very good!

    Hope to see you December 14-18 for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash! We'll have events all week, including a recipe linky on Thursday, Dec. 17. And we'll have prizes too! Check out my blog for more details!

  10. Danger, danger... must make these very soon!!!!


  11. I love coconuts and raspberrys!!! Need to try these.

  12. This makes a fantastic presentation and I am sure it tastes equally as good.

  13. A wonderful recipe. I know I will enjoy it. God bless, Doylene

  14. Yummy! Thanks for sharing your great recipes on my Holiday Recipe Exchange! I'm following your blog too! Holiday Recipe Exchange

  15. These sound great. Thanks for participating in my cookie exchange. I love that the internet allows strangers to get together and share great recipes!

  16. I imagine the combination of the meringue and the raspberries is scrumptious!!
    Thanks for sharing with my Cookie Exchange.

    Stephanie @ A Fine House