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White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars

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

White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars
  • Prep Time
  • Cooking Time
  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Makes
    24
    bars (2 dozen)
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Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.