Hoosier Bars

Hoosier Bars

Prep:
20 mins
Cooking:
35 mins
Level:
Intermediate
Cooling:
20 mins
Yields:
36 bars (3 dozen)

These sweet snack bars have a sweetened meringue-like layer dotted with chocolate chips and nuts.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 3/4 cup honey roasted peanuts, divided

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE flour and baking soda in small bowl. Beat ½ cup brown sugar, granulated sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture until crumbly. Stir in 1½ cups morsels and ½ cup nuts. Press dough onto bottom of prepared baking pan.

BEAT egg whites in small mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining brown sugar until stiff peaks form; spread over dough. Sprinkle with remaining morsels and remaining nuts.

BAKE for 35 to 40 minutes or until top is set and lightly browned. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes. Cut into bars while still warm.

Baker's Comments

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/36 bars (3 dozen) of recipe
  • Calories 160
  • Calories from Fat 70

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 8g 12%
  • Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
  • Cholesterol 20mg 6%
  • Sodium 75mg 3%
  • Carbohydrates 20g 7%
  • Dietary Fiber .5g 4%
  • Sugars 14g
  • Protein 2g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Iron 2%

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