While mixing a batch of plain bars, I was inspired to add raspberry preserves and flaked coconut to the dough…and wound up with these yummy treats, now a family favorite. —Amanda Denton, Barre, Vermont
My family loves all sorts of cookies, like this luscious treat with a buttery crust, raspberry jam, chocolate and meringue. Bake it for a buffet, party or household treat. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
A very long time ago, when I was a child, I decided that chocolate and raspberries was a combination made in heaven, and that any treat made with these two delicious ingredients would be at the top of my holiday list. Any seedless jam or preserves may be used, but raspberry is our favorite.—Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
My Grandmother Addie made these bars for family picnics and enjoyed watching her grandchildren try to resist them. But all it took was just one bite...then one bar didn't seem to satisfy. They disappeared in a flash.—Mary Nickerson, Ellington, Connecticut
Many of my treasured recipes have come from a group of moms I used to meet with for tea and coffee when our children were small. I adapted this recipe from a friend who made it with strawberry jam. I use raspberry jam and fresh berries from my big raspberry patch.