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Makeover Meringue Coconut Brownies

A chocolate lover’s dream, these bars have a rich, pleasant chocolate taste. —Ellen Aho, South Paris, Maine
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup plus 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream the butter, 1/3 cup brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Press into a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, coconut and walnuts.
  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining brown sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over the top. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (do not overbake).
  • Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 181 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.
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  • Viking690
    Sep 4, 2011

    No comment left

  • juliardye
    Oct 23, 2010

    The bottom layer was too dry. I was disappointed.