Merry Eats: Chocolate Almond Meringues

3 large egg whites
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 ½ tsp cocoa powder
¼ cup (20g) slivered almonds

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Using a hand mixer, beat egg whites until very frothy. In a single stream, add the ½ cup of granulated sugar. Beat until stiff, glossy peaks form.
  3. While base meringue is mixing, rub the cocoa powder into the ¼ cup granulated sugar so that there are no lumps. Fold the cocoa mixture and slivered almonds, by hand, into
  4. egg white mixture. Either pipe the mixture into desired shapes, or use a large spoon to form mounds onto a sheet pan lined with a silpat or parchment paper glued down with meringue.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until outside is crisp, with the inside still moist, about 45 minutes.
  6. Before serving dust with cocoa powder or icing sugar.

Holiday twist: Replace slivered almonds with crushed candy canes and before baking sprinkle tops with green and red sprinkles.

Makes 9 meringues.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving (1 meringue)
85 calories, 1.5 g fat, 17 g carbohydrate, 1.7 g protein, 0.5 g fibre, 0 mg sodium

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