Saturday, July 31, 2010

Double Chip Meringue Bars

The meringue topping on these bars is simply fantastic.  It provides a great contrast in texture and tastes great.


Ingredients


  • 1 cup butter,  melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • Topping
    • 2 egg whites
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar

Directions


  1. Cream butter and sugars.  Add egg yolks, water, and vanilla.
  2. In Separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Gradually add to sugar mixture, mixing well.  Spread in greased 9x9 pan.
  3. Sprinkle top with chips.
  4. Beat egg whites with hand mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.  Mix in brown sugar and mix well.  Spread over top of chips.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.  Cool and cut into bars.












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