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Meringue-Topped Chocolate Bars Recipe

Meringue-Topped Chocolate Bars Recipe

I was first introduced to this tasty treat at a friend's house in 1956. Since then, I have made these bars too many times to count! The secret to neatly slicing the bars is using a hot, wet knife. —Alice McMasters, Oxford, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon plus 3 tablespoons shortening, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash salt


  • 1. In a microwave, melt milk chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening; stir until smooth. Set aside.
  • 2. In a small bowl, cream sugar, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and remaining shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Spread into an ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Spread chocolate evenly over crust.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat egg white on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining brown sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved, about 6 minutes.
  • 4. Carefully spread meringue over chocolate layer. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until top is dry. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars; refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 200 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat.

Reviews for Meringue-Topped Chocolate Bars

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fatbeagle1 User ID: 3226911 95161
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"I made this this morning. I used 1/2 milk chocolate, and 1/2 semi sweet chips. That was the only thing I did different. It is wonderful! I would certainly make them again."

Heidrunca User ID: 6772605 180138
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"Yuk! I doubled the recipe to put it into a 9x13. I used semi-sweet chips and it was still VERY sweet! Thank goodness I made this just to try and not for any special occasion! I don't usually comment on recipes but this downright awful!!! Eat a tablespoon of brown sugar instead, if you need a sweet fix!!"

ttslham User ID: 5920212 158864
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"Excellent taste and my family enjoyed it--I made it in an 8x8 glass dish--very easy to make--used margerine instead of shortening--used regular choc chips--next time I will double the recipe and put in a 9 x 9 dish--next time I will add a few tablespoons of choc cream cheese as well to the melted choc"

SummersMommy User ID: 1502655 210187
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"I doubled the recipe and put it in a 9 x9 pan. Probably should have put in a 9 x 13 as I haveto spoon it out of the pan. Next time I will use semi sweet chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate. Think its just a preference"

Panbear4 User ID: 4510309 91753
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"These were great and very well received at our family dinner. One issue, with 28g of carbs I would not put this in the diabetic friendly category. :0)"

kimmik22 User ID: 5478187 91723
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"shermanhenryfloyd....some people can't read. LOL!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1002126 103030
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"I made this for a Valentines Day potluck at the office, and added some finely chopped pecans to the chocolate mixture and they disappeared in minutes with a request to make another batch!"

shermanhenryfloyd User ID: 6379642 180136
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"Have not made these yet, but"copperpenny" if you look at the review right below yours, you will note that doubling and putting in a 9x13 pan is an option."

copperpenny09 User ID: 3776513 142211
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"There should be a box for 'I don't know if I would make it again. Seems like an awful lot of work to just make 8 pieces. Can this be doubled or trippled and put in a larger pan?"

whebeck User ID: 4725746 103025
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"I tried the original recipe on my friends with the exception of the chocolate chips. I used 1/2 semi-sweet and 1/2 milk chocolate. Gave it perfect balance for the sweet. We all loved it!! Next time I'm going to double it and put it in a 9X13. Easy to make, sooooo easy to eat."

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