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Toffee Meringue Drops

The original recipe called for mini chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candy. I didn't have those ingredients on hand so I substituted toffee bits. Everyone loved the tasty results!—Bette Richards, Caledonia, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate English toffee bits
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 250°. In a large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar 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 toffee bits and pecans.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 25-30 minutes or until set and dry. Turn oven off; leave cookies in oven 1 hour.
  • Cool completely on pans on wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 39 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.
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  • insomniaticArchaeopteryx
    Aug 30, 2013

    They tasted very nice, however they were a bit chewy in the middle. The toffee and nuts add nice flavour to the cookies!

  • sewhiting
    Dec 14, 2010

    These are wonderful cookies and a great way to use up egg whites. They didn't last long!

  • deb122367
    Dec 14, 2010

    These are fantastic. Like another poster, I used 1/2 mini chocolate chips and 1/2 toffee bits. I doubled the recipe and ended up with PERFECT meringues. They were much lighter than the ones pictured. I probably ended up with three dozen when I doubled it, so less than the recipe calls for. I used a small cookie scoop to drop them. Fantastic recipe.

  • ktycooks
    Dec 13, 2010

    my cookies turned out tough and too chewy. I did use powdered egg mix so that might be the problem. Super easy to make, hope yours turn out better!

  • coffeekans
    Dec 13, 2010

    Good but only got 20 cookies, very crumbly so probably will not make again.

  • Ginny_in_PA
    Dec 12, 2010

    I thought these were very good. I didn't have chocolate toffee bits, so I substituted 1/4 cup each of toffee bits and mini chocolate chips, which worked great.

  • ski519
    Dec 11, 2010

    I love this recipe and I have been making them for years! Just love them! Can I use a 1/2 cup of Splenda in place of the sugar? Thanks!

  • carlaw
    Dec 11, 2010

    I would like to try this recipe with the chocolate chips and peppermint candy. Would you use the same amount as the toffee bits (1/2 cup chips and/or candy)? Thank you!

    Dec 11, 2010

    A delightful variation of an old favourite. The nuts can be varied for different flavours.