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Meringue Fudge Drops

Almond-flavored meringue, a fudgy filling and a sprinkling of pistachio nuts make these bite-size morsels a special addition to any holiday dessert tray. -Charlotte Elliott Neenah, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • FUDGE TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachio nuts

Directions

  • Place egg whites in a small bowl and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment; set aside. Beat egg whites with almond extract, cream of tartar and salt on medium speed until soft peaks form. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  • Drop meringue mixture by teaspoonfuls onto prepared sheets. With a small spoon, make a small indentation in the center of each. Bake at 250° for 30-35 minutes or until dry to the touch.
  • For topping, combine chocolate chips and butter in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Combine egg yolks and confectioners' sugar. Reduce heat to low. Gradually whisk into chocolate mixture. Cook and stir for 1 minute longer or until mixture reaches 160°. Cool to room temperature, whisking several times. Spoon into center of meringue. Sprinkle with nuts.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 56 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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