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Apr252011

Chocolate Almond Meringues

Easter may have come and gone, but we're still talking eggs.

Really, we can't get enough Easter food.  We're thinking about starting a grassroots campaign to keep Cadbury Cream Eggs in stores year round.

Seriously WHY are they only Easter time treats?!  We guess we'll just have to keep stockpiling them to ensure our supply doesn't dwindle before next year.  Which reminds us about our candy corn stash...

But we're not talking candy corn (although it also should be a year round food), we're talking eggs.  Egg whites.  We know!  Healthy!

Like protein and low cal and all that business.  Nevermind that we added some sugar.  Just a teeny bit really.

Ok and yes there is a smidgen of chocolate.  And almonds.  But almonds are super for you.  Yup.  Good fats. 

Really.  Look it up.  Good fats and protein. 

 

So really, we just made you healthy cookies.  You're welcome.  You know, since you may or may not have had 4 Cadbury Cream Eggs yesterday.  In the spirit of the holiday of course.

Chocolate Almond Meringues
Makes 14 cookies

Print Recipe

2 egg whites, room temperature
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Preheat oven to 275 F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip egg whites on high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar and continue to whip until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar very stiff peaks form. Mix in vanilla, then fold in chocolate chips and almonds. Drop generously sized tablespoon scoops onto prepared cookie sheets, spacing 2 inches apart.

Bake until completely firm and just slightly golden, about 45 minutes.  Turn off heat and allow meringues to dry in oven for an hour.  Store between layers of parchment in an airtight container in a cool, dry place up to 3 days.

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Reader Comments (9)

Drool, drool, drool! ;)

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlog is the New Black

I'm totally on board for the Cadbury Cream Egg campaign. I love those little devils!!

Your meringues look amazing --- I love all meringues & chocolate with almonds just put these over the top. Thanks for the "healthy" treat!!

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea @ Vegvacious

Fresh meringue cookies are so delicious! Your cookies look great.

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at Keep It Sweet

Ohhh yes! I have a ton of egg whites leftover from my Easter baking. Maybe I will use some of them up on this recipe!

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLucy@The Sweet Touch

I love meringues but I think it may be too humid to make them in TX already :( Until I figure this out I'll just spend my time ogglin these!

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvan @swEEts

I have a candy corn stash too--and a stash of the Cadbury chocolate mini eggs. I love the crunch of meringue cookies--and the additional of chocolate looks wonderful!

Oh my god, I just discovered your blog and I am in love with it!
Every single one of the recipes made my mouth water, even this one of meringues -which I usually don't love that much. But you put chocolate in it! What a beautiful idea! :)

Oh and I love the way the texts are written. I will definitely come back!

May 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAna O.

so i made this recipe and they turned out flat and dark! (still tasted good!) but do you know what i might have done wrong?

December 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Hi Heather! We're sorry these didn't turn out - the only thing we can think of is the egg whites. They're awfully finicky and can certainly alter the results! We'd just say make sure they were room temperature and try try again!

December 7, 2011 | Registered CommenterBlue Eyed Bakers

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