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Meringue-Topped Chocolate Chip Bars

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 36

Looking for a delicious dessert? Then check out these meringue-topped nutty bars that are baked using Pillsbury® refrigerated chocolate chip cookies. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
roll (18 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
3
egg whites
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup finely chopped nuts

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, break up cookie dough; press evenly in pan to form crust. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large bowl with electric mixer, beat egg whites and vanilla on high speed until foamy. Gradually beat in brown sugar until stiff peaks form.
  • 3
    Remove partially baked crust from oven. Spread meringue over warm crust, sealing to edge of pan. Sprinkle nuts evenly over meringue.
  • 4
    Return to oven; bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until meringue is golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack, about 30 minutes. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

While meringue is typically made by beating granulated sugar into stiffly beaten egg whites, we use brown sugar in this meringue, lending a wonderful caramelized flavor to the topping.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
95
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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