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Meringue Topped Chocolate Bars

Meringue Topped Chocolate Chip Bars

A unique, old-fashioned chocolate chip bar topped with meringue.

Ingredients

Recipe adapted from the Good Housekeeping Cookbook, 1955 Edition, via American Heritage Cooking Blog

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° and line 8 x 8 inch baking dish with non-stick foil or foil sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, salt, soda, and baking powder and set aside.
  3. In a larger bowl, using a hand mixer, beat butter with the 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar until very light and fluffy. Add egg yolk, water, vanilla; mix well. Stir in flour mixture.
  4. Pat into baking dish and top with chocolate chips.
  5. Beat egg white until stiff; gradually beat in ½ cup brown sugar. Spread over chocolate. Bake in for 25 minutes or until top is golden. Cut into bars while warm. Cool completely.

Notes

Total time does not include cooling time.