Chewy Chocolate Chip-Nut Bars

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INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

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