This is a favorite finger food for Valentine's Day parties because it looks so festive. Here in snowy Maine, these bars are also fun to make on a "snow day" when our normal routine shifts to a vacation day.
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1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup butter, cubed
2 large eggs, separated
1 cup raspberry jam
1 cup broken walnuts
In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup sugar, flour, butter and egg yolks. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden. Cool. Spread jam over crust; sprinkle with nuts.
In a small bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Spread meringue over nuts.
Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. To cut into bars, use a knife dipped in hot water. Store in the refrigerator.