Chewy Chocolate Chip-Nut Bars

Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

Make certain that the egg whites are room temperature before beating.

Top Review by mrsmeduck

I got this same recipe from an aunt of mine who always made these whenever we had family gatherings. It's one of my favorites because I don't have to spend the time making dough balls to have chocolate chip cookies. It's quick and easy and so yummy. I use vanilla extract instead of maple, and I put my nuts into the dough like the chocolate chips.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  3. In a bowl cream together butter with sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy (about 4 minutes).
  4. Add in water, maple extract and 2 egg yolks (reserve the whites in another bowl) beat for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Mix together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and cinnamon (if using) then add to the creamed mixture; mix until combined.
  6. Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the batter.
  8. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form, then add in in 1/2 cup brown sugar; blend well.
  9. Spread the egg white mixture over the top of the chocolate chips.
  10. Sprinkle the top with chopped nuts.
  11. Bake for about 35 minutes or until the meringue is light brown.
  12. Cut the bars while still hot.

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