Meringue Bars + Cooking with Kids

I’m a huge believer in getting kids in the kitchen early and recently read this article that was sent to me by a woman who just went back and got her nutrition degree after having her first child and developing an interest in children’s eating habits. Cooking exposes them to new foods and gets them interested in the science behind meals. I made these bars today with one of my favorite little ones and they’re are a delicious way to get started. Egg whites and sugar are whipped to fluffy peaks and spread over a buttery shortbread crust sprinkled with toffee bits and peanut butter chips. They’re completely addictive.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits

Method:

  1. Combine butter, white sugar, egg yolks and 1/2 cup of the brown sugar and cream until smooth.
  2. Gradually add flour, salt and baking powder.
  3. Press mixture into greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
  4. Sprinkle with toffee bits and chips.
  5. Whip egg whites and remaining cup of brown sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread over bars.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes covered with a piece of parchment paper. Remove the parchment paper and bake another 10 minutes.

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