Chocolate Tom Thumb Bars

Chocolate Tom Thumb Bars

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"These mouth watering, moist and chocolaty bars were always the first to disappear off my mom's holiday goodie platter. With a sweet meringue topping, these will be a hit at your next gathering."
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40 m servings 259 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 259 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 173 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl; mix together shortening, white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and egg yolks. Stir in water and vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Combine with egg and sugar mixture; blend well. Stir in chocolate chips. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1 cup brown sugar, continuing to beat until whites form stiff peaks. Spread meringue on top of base, covering completely.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until meringue has risen and light brown in color, about 15 to 20 minutes. Leave to cool before cutting into bars.


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this was sooooo good! it took around 20-25 min to get completely cooked, but i just waited for the meringue to get a nice tan on it, and took it out. the edges were beginning to crack a bit, and...

This recipe has great potential, but I had a couple of problems with it. First of all, these bars had a very nice flavor, but needed a little salt! I did substitute unsweetened applesauce for 1/...

This recipe is ridiculously good. I bring in items to work probably 2-3 times a week, and this has been praised as one of the best. A couple of tips: instead of stirring in the chocolate chips,...

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