Crispy Cereal Meringues
"Topped with creamy chocolate ribbons, these meringues are rich-tasting but feather-light," notes Beverly Albrecht of Beatrice, Nebraska. "You'll think you're biting into a decadent dessert that's off-limits, but it's not."
32 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
- 4 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups chocolate-flavored crisp rice cereal
- 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon shortening
- In a large bowl, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until
- soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until
- stiff peaks form, about 6 minutes. Fold in cereal.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 1 in. apart onto baking sheets coated
- with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 35-40 minutes or until firm
- to the touch. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until
- smooth. Transfer to a small resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole
- in the corner of bag. Drizzle melted chocolate over meringues.
- Place on waxed paper to set. Yield: 64 cookies.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (2 cookies) equals 43 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 43 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.