Coconut-Chocolate Meringue Bites – Betty Crocker’s
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup granulated sugar:3 eggs, separated
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt
6 oz semisweet chocolate pieces
1 cup flaked or grated coconut
3/4 cup coarsely chopped nuts
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
Heat oven to 350° (about 175 C.). Grease an oblong pan, 13×9½×2″.
Mix butter, ½ cup brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla. Beat 2 min. medium speed on mixer or 300 vigorous strokes by hand, scraping bowl constantly.
Measure flour by dipping method (p. 5) or by sifting. Blend flour, baking pow-der, soda, and salt together; mix in thoroughly.
Spread or pat dough in pan. Sprinkle with chocolate pieces, coconut, and nuts.
Beat egg whites until frothy; add 1 cup brown sugar gradually; beat until stiff.
Spread over nuts. Bake 35 to 40 min. Cool; cut in bars. Makes 40 to 60 bars.