Vanilla Meringue Squares

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    55 minutes

    Yummy moist bars with a meringue layer on top. These are one of my favourites that my mother only made at Christmas time but they are delicious anytime!


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 24 

    • 125g butter
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 cup (125g) chopped walnuts
    • 1 egg white
    • 1 cup (185g) packed brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Directions
    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
    2. In another bowl sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Blend in to the creamed mixture and then add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to the dough.
    3. Spread dough in a greased 20x30cm baking pan and sprinkle chopped nuts over top.
    4. In a small mixing bowl beat egg white until stiff but not dry. Add brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to the whipped egg white and beat thoroughly. Spread meringue over the dough and nuts already in the pan.
    5. Bake at 190 degrees C for 20 to 30 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.
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    my mil use to make these all the times at the cottage. I made a few changes to be the same as hers. In the topping, 2 egg whites, instead of 1, add 1/2 c. coconut. She also didn't use any vanilla, but I do. Everyone raves about how good these are.  -  28 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    7

    Very tasty, and quick and easy to make. I have one problem though: sometimes the meringue on the top stays soft after baking (still being delicious).  -  15 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    6

    These are excellent!!! My Mom used to bake these and included them in her Cookie Gifts to neighbors and friends. They are not overly sweet, and have a delightful taste of both chewy (bottom layer) and crunchy (top layer.) Thanks for posting.  -  15 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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