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Surprise Meringues

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min./batch + cooling

Makes

4 dozen

These crisp, delicate cookies are light as a feather. Mini chocolate chips and chopped nuts are a delightful and yummy surprise in every bite. Mom knows this fun dessert is a fitting finale to a big meal. —Gloria Grant, Sterling, Illinois
Surprise Meringues Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand for 30 minutes. Add the vanilla, cream of tartar and salt; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved, about 6 minutes. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 250° for 40-45 minutes or until firm to the touch. Turn oven off; leave meringues in oven for 1-1/2 hours. Remove to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 meringue: 70 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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