Chocolate star-spangled banner bars make America delicious again

May 27, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. ET
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If you're gearing up for a star-spangled holiday, add these hidden American flag candy bars to your must-bake list. They're perfect to serve at a summer barbecue or poolside, as your guests will get a kick out of the patriotic surprise that awaits inside each chocolate bar. And as complicated (and cool) as they sound, these red, white and blue layered candy bars are surprisingly simple to make at home.

Don't forget to let the candy bars cool and set before biting into your stars-and-stripes-themed treats.

1 /14: Ingredients

baking ingredients
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1/14 :Ingredients

2 /14: Begin by making the nougat

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2/14 :Begin by making the nougat

3 /14: Beat the egg whites

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3/14 :Beat the egg whites

4 /14: Pour the hot syrup

Pour the hot syrup into the beaten egg
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4/14 :Pour the hot syrup

5 /14: Add flavoring and food coloring

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5/14 :Add flavoring and food coloring

6 /14: Allow to cool

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6/14 :Allow to cool

7 /14: Make the cookie dough

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7/14 :Make the cookie dough

8 /14: Roll out each portion

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8/14 :Roll out each portion

9 /14: Stack the layers

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9/14 :Stack the layers

10 /14: Cut the dough

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10/14 :Cut the dough

11 /14: Arrange shapes on baking sheets

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11/14 :Arrange shapes on baking sheets

12 /14: Assemble the candy bars

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12/14 :Assemble the candy bars

13 /14: Set out completed candy bars

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13/14 :Set out completed candy bars

14 /14: Repeat and refrigerate

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14/14 :Repeat and refrigerate