Rating: 4.5 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
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These mouth watering, moist and chocolaty bars were always the first to disappear off my mom's holiday goodie platter. With a sweet meringue topping, these will be a hit at your next gathering.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 bars
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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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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • In a medium bowl; mix together shortening, white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and egg yolks. Stir in water and vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Combine with egg and sugar mixture; blend well. Stir in chocolate chips. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.

  • In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1 cup brown sugar, continuing to beat until whites form stiff peaks. Spread meringue on top of base, covering completely.

  • Bake in preheated oven until meringue has risen and light brown in color, about 15 to 20 minutes. Leave to cool before cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 34.6g; fat 13.5g; cholesterol 23.3mg; sodium 173.4mg. Full Nutrition
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