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Butterscotch Meringue Bars

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"These fast and easy cookies are unlike any others I've eaten. They're irresistibly rich and always draw 'oohs', 'aahs' and requests for the recipe after the very first bite!"
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50 m servings
Original recipe yields 36 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugars. Beat in egg yolks, water and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with butterscotch chips and pat lightly.
  2. For meringue, in a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually add brown sugar, beating well. Spread over chips. Sprinkle with walnuts and gently press into meringue. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers.


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I thought these Bars were addictive! I only made slight changes: as I didn't have any butter flavored shortening, I used half a cup of regular shortening and half a cup of butter. These turned o...

I am not what you would call a very good baker. I needed to make something for Christmas dessert. I followed this recipe to the letter! It was incredibly easy with a wonderfully sophisticated...

quite tasty, a variation of a recipe i have, all said they prefer mine, which are simpler to make and fewer ingredients, meringue browned nicely on top but not all the way through, was a marshma...