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Who's There Meringue Bars

Who's There Meringue BarsKnock Knock! Chocolate and peanuts await under the deliciously chewy meringue crust of these bars.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend
1/2 cup packed Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend - divided use
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 large eggs, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups Nestle ® Toll House® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels - divided use
3/4 cup honey-roasted peanuts - divided use

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Combine flour and baking soda in small bowl. Beat Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking, 1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture until crumbly. Stir in 1 1/2 cups morsels and 1/2 cup nuts. Press dough onto bottom of prepared baking pan.
  3. Beat egg whites in small mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend until stiff peaks form; spread over dough. Sprinkle with remaining morsels and remaining nuts.
  4. 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.

Makes 36 (1 bar) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 bar): Calories 130 | Calories from Fat 60 | Fat 7g (sat 3.5g) | Cholesterol 20mg | Sodium 80mg | Carbohydrates 15g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 10g | Protein 2.

Photograph is the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.

Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.