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Seafoam Chews

Seafoam Chews

Ingredients

Pastry

  • 1/2 cup soft butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 egg yolks (reserve whites)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate pieces

Topping

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In large bowl, cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  3. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla extract.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  5. Gradually add to creamed mixture and blend together. This gets quite thick so add up to 3 tablespoons milk.
  6. Beat well into a fluffy light dough.
  7. Gently press dough into greased baking pan.
  8. Sprinkle chocolate pieces evenly over pastry and press down lightly.
  9. In a medium bowl, beat the two egg whites until stiff.
  10. Gradually beat in the brown sugar.
  11. Spread this mixture evenly over the pastry layer.
  12. Top with chopped peanuts.
  13. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  14. Remove pan to wire rack to cool.
  15. Cut into squares when almost cool.

These squares freeze very well.

Can be made in a 15 x 10-inch jellyroll pan or 9 x 13-inch baking pan greased. Makes 54 small squares when using the jellyroll pan.


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