Print Options

Back to Grandma's Chocolate Chip Bars >

Include these items:

Select reviews >

Taste of Home Logo

Grandma's Chocolate Chip Bars

 Grandma's Chocolate Chip Bars
My grandmother made these delicious bar cookies with a unique meringue topping for every holiday and birthday gathering. She's now gone, but her wonderful recipe lives on.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg yolks, water and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking
  • powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and
  • mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 15 minutes or until top is dry.

2 of 2

Grandma's Chocolate Chip Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat egg whites, vanilla and salt on
  • medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in brown sugar, 1
  • tablespoon at a time on high until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread over warm crust to within 1 in. of edges. Sprinkle with
  • walnuts. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 231 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.