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Double Chip Meringue Bars

 Double Chip Meringue Bars
This recipe came from my mom. It originally called just for chocolate chips, but the addition of peanut butter chips was a huge success. And the meringue topping makes these bars extra special.
48 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the egg yolks, water and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour,
  • baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed
  • mixture.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with chips
  • and pat lightly. For topping, in a small bowl, beat egg whites on
  • medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in brown sugar, 2
  • tablespoons at a time, on high until stiff peaks form. Spread evenly

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Double Chip Meringue Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • over chips.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a
  • wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 124 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.