Butterscotch Meringue Bars
These tasty bars are also sometimes called Sunshine and Shadow Bars because of their contrasting layered appearance.
Why This Recipe Works
We used the creaming method to develop structure and height in our Butterscotch Meringue Bars: Beat the butter and sugar together before adding the liquid and dry ingredients. For the meringue layer, we beat the egg whites until just glossy and stiff for the best-textured, lightest topping. Overbeating caused the whites to deflate and the top layer to be squat.