These are one of my favorites that my mother only made at Christmas time but they are delicious anytime!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream together butter or margarine and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.

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  • In another bowl, sift flour, salt, and baking powder together. Blend in to the creamed mixture, and then add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to the dough.

  • Spread dough in 9 x 13 inch greased baking pan, and sprinkle chopped nuts over top.

  • In a small mixing bowl, beat egg white until stiff but not dry. Add brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to the whipped egg white, and beat thoroughly. Spread meringue over the dough and nuts already in the pan.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 to 30 minutes. Cool, and cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

169 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 24.1g 8% DV; fat 7.5g 12% DV; cholesterol 25.7mg 9% DV; sodium 107mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2009
my mil use to make these all the times at the cottage. I made a few changes to be the same as hers. In the topping, 2 egg whites, instead of 1, add 1/2 c. coconut. She also didn't use any vanilla, but I do. Everyone raves about how good these are. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2005
These were OK. I first made the mistake of letting everyone sample while still warm and the smell of the freshly baked egg white mixture on top really put us off so I set them aside and they were much better the next day. Read More
(5)
7 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2009
my mil use to make these all the times at the cottage. I made a few changes to be the same as hers. In the topping, 2 egg whites, instead of 1, add 1/2 c. coconut. She also didn't use any vanilla, but I do. Everyone raves about how good these are. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
Very tasty and quick and easy to make. I have one problem though: sometimes the meringue on the top stays soft after baking (still being delicious). Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2006
These are excellent!!! My Mom used to bake these and included them in her Cookie Gifts to neighbors and friends. They are not overly sweet and have a delightful taste of both chewy (bottom layer) and crunchy (top layer.) Thanks for posting. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2005
These were OK. I first made the mistake of letting everyone sample while still warm and the smell of the freshly baked egg white mixture on top really put us off so I set them aside and they were much better the next day. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2019
I don't usually write a review if I changed anything but this recipe deserves the publicity. OMG! Chewy crunchy sweet goodness! The whole family can't stop eating them. All I changed was substituted coconut flavoring for the vanilla and added coconut to the meringue before spreading it on. Because well I had coconut I wanted to use up and another reviewer recommended it. 100% will make again. Totally worth the calories. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2018
Too good kept sneaking pieces while my kids weren t looking! Read More
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