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Brown Sugar Meringue Coconut Cookie Bars

It’s hard to resist these gorgeous Brown Sugar Meringue Coconut Cookie Bars. A sweet cookie crust piled with chocolate chips, coconut and pecans and topped with a magnificent brown sugar meringue.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brown sugar meringue coconut cookie bars, cookie bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Calories 252kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

Cookie Base

  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans optional

Brown Sugar Meringue

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  • Mix melted butter and sugars together in a bowl.
  • Stir in egg yolks and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, corn starch, baking soda, and salt.
  • Stir flour mixture into butter mixture just until combined.
  • Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Press cookie dough into bottom of dish.
  • Sprinkle on chocolate chips, coconut, and pecans.
  • Beat egg whites until foamy.
  • Beat in one cup of brown sugar, adding one tablespoon at a time.
  • Continue beating until stiff and glossy.
  • Spread meringue over the top of the chocolate, chips, coconut, and pecans.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until set. (Do not overbake.)
  • Cool completely before cutting.
  • Store in airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 213IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg