Thursday, December 22, 2011

Make Merry With My Chocolate Sea Foam Bars!

The holidays are the perfect time to try out new cookie recipes to share with family and friends.  Over the years, I have discovered some incredible ones like the one I have for you today with my Chocolate Sea Foam Bars

This is a rich chocolate bar that is not quite a brownie, but hardly just a meager cookie that is topped with a fluffy meringue and finely chopped pecans or walnuts. 

I warn you that chocoholics will flock to the tray and have those bars gone before you finish serving the coffee so it's a good idea to bake a double batch of this recipe.  After all, you don't want to disappoint the chocoholics and yourself from sampling these scrumptious delights!

My Chocolate Sea Foam Bars

1/2 cup of margarine (not spread)
1/2 cup of sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa
1 cup of sifted flour
2 egg whites
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of finely chopped pecans or walnuts
1/8 teaspoon of salt

Cream the margarine with the sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg yolks and vanilla and beat until well blended.  Add cocoa sifted together with the flour and mix thoroughly.  Spread mixture in the bottom of an ungreased 8 x 12-inch shallow pan.

Beat the egg whites with the salt until they hold soft peaks, adding brown sugar gradually until it forms a stiff meringue.  Spread over the cookie dough and sprinkle with the finely chopped nuts.

Bake at 325 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Cut into bars while still warm.  Makes about two dozen depending on the size cut.

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