White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 24 bars (2 dozen)

Description

Brown sugar-sweetened meringue gives these White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars a delicate texture.

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • TOPPING
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped nuts, divided
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

FOR CRUST:
COMBINE
flour and powdered sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly onto the bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until set.

FOR TOPPING:
SPRINKLE
morsels and 1 cup chopped nuts over hot crust.

BEAT egg whites in medium mixer bowl until frothy. Gradually add brown sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Carefully spread meringue over morsels and nuts. Sprinkle with remaining nuts.

BAKE For 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cool completely.

Deliciously Different

by L. LORETTA , Temecula, CA on May. 2009

Everyone really enjoyed these bars. I will be making them often for family and friends.

Love It!

by M. MaryLou , Leonard, MN on May. 2009

Made these for a luncheon at our church, they were a big hit. Switched out the white chips with chocolate and used almonds. Put chocolate chips on top with the nuts also. Wonderful, everyone loved them. These will be made again! Use the egg yolks to make chocolate pudding!!

great

by K. KATHY , South Daytona, FL on Apr. 2009

I love anything with white chocolate and meringue.

White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars

by J. Jean , Homer Glen, IL on Apr. 2009

I made these for a bridal shower and everyone asked for the recipe. Wonderful and different. A new favorite to all.

Yummmm!

by P. Phyllis , Owasso, OK on Jan. 2009

We actually used these for the holidays and they were great. The teenagers actually got into the kitchen and enjoyed it. We upped it one for us and added semi-sweet chocloate bits mixed with a choc. block to help it harden some and put that on one side. They loved it Its a hit!

White Chip Meringue Bars

by K. Kris , Parkers Prairie, MN on Jul. 2008

I loved the different textures in this bar. I thought the meringue would be hard to spread over the chips and nuts but it wasn't. They were very good and I had many people asking what these bars were. Definately something I'll make again!

Perfect

by M. Marie , BINGHAMTON, NY on Jun. 2008

I made these for my dad for fathers day and my whole family raved about them. They are extremley good yet rich enough so that you don't feel like you want to eat the whole pan (which I appreciate). Also they were really easy to make with a few pretty common ingrediants. I will be making these again!

Outstanding!!!!

by C. Christy , MUSTANG, OK on Jun. 2008

Simple to make. Wonderful mix of textures. I thought they were a great tasting treat (in my book there is no such thing as too sweet) they were just right. Kudos! Thanks for sharing.

White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars

by J. Jowanna , SWEENY, TX on Jun. 2008

The recipe I know will be a hit at my party next Saturday thanks for the recipe.

awesome

by A. ANNE , HORSEHEADS, NY on Jun. 2008

trying out many new cookie recipes for my niece's wedding. This one will definitely be included! Didn't change a thing.