Meringue topped cookie bars recipe

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serves:

8 - 10

Skill:

medium

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

20 min

Cooking:

35 min

These meringue topped cookie bars combine cookies with marshmallows and a light but crunchy meringue which is just delicious. They have a variety of tastes and textures as they are sweet, soft, chewy and crunchy all-in-one. They’re easy to make and can be made with the kids too. If you want to save time you could always use shop-bought meringue instead of making your own.

Ingredients

  • 110g softened butter
  • 225g granulated sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg and 2 separated eggs
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 100g mini marshmallows
  • 100g milk chocolate chips
  • 150g light brown sugar

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Fan 160°C/Gas Mark 4 and grease a 20cm square tin

  • In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy

  • Add the vanilla, whole egg and 2 egg yolks and mix until smooth

  • Sift the flour and baking powder together and add to the mixture. Mix until just combined. Pour into the baking tin.

  • Scatter with the mini marshmallows and chocolate chips

  • In a clean bowl whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks

  • Gently fold in the brown sugar until well combined

  • Spread over the top of the chocolate chips and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown

  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool before cutting into bars

Top tip for making Meringue topped cookie bars

If you can’t wait until its cooled, serve warm with cream as a dessert

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