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White Chip Meringue Dessert Bars

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Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
TOPPING:
2 cups Nestle Toll House Premier White Morsels
1-1/4 cups coarsely chopped nuts, divided
3 egg whites
1 cup packed brown sugar

Instructions

To make crust, combine flour, powdered sugar and butter with pastry blender in a medium bowl until crumbly. Press evenly onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 14 to 16 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle morsels and 1 cup nuts over hot crust. Beat egg whites in small mixer bowl until frothy. Gradually add brown sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form when beaters are lifted. Carefully spread meringue over morsels and nuts. Sprinkle with remaining nuts. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cool. Makes about 2 dozen bars.

Mary Stauffer
Eldridge



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