Chocolate Chip Meringue Bars

Recipe by Marla in California

I found this recipe in a little soft cover recipe book called "Grandma's Best Desserts" put out by "Taste of Home". This recipe sounded good to me so I tried it last night and yes, I think it is really yummy. It is something a little different.

Top Review by Cure SMA mommy

I am very excited to find this recipe. My Grandmother made a version of this cookie and we all grew up calling them Grandma's half & half bars (half merigue and half chocolate chip cookie). I cant wait to try them this weekend, thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening, 1/2 C brown sugar and 1/2 C sugar.
  2. Add egg yolks and mix well.
  3. Combine the water and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with with water/vanilla mixture.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Spread into a greased 15x10x1 inch baking pan.
  7. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  8. In a small glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  9. Add the remaining brown sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating well after each addition.
  10. Beat until stiff peaks form.
  11. Spread over chocolate chips.
  12. Top with peanuts.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

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