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Surprise Meringues Recipe

Surprise Meringues

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"The addition of chocolate chips or nuts add flavor and crunch to these meringues. This recipe is given with chocolate chips, but you can use chopped nuts instead, or a combination of both."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat egg whites, salt, cream of tartar, sugar and vanilla until the meringue is stiff.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Place 1 teaspoonful of meringue on the lined cookie sheets. Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 25 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 09, 2005

This recipe turned out better than I thought it would. While beating the ingredients together the mixture seemed too [for lack of a better word] gooey. I did not add anything to it but decided to see how it would turn out. Sure enough it did. However, instead of dropping teaspoon fulls onto the baking sheet, I used a more creative approach. I found a medium sized heart cookie cutter, sprayed it with pam and placed it on the baking sheet and filled it with the meringue. I smoothed the top then slid the cookie cutter away from the meringue and the meringue held its shape through cooking. My advice though, wait until they are completely cool to handle because they will break and the chocolate will cause a mess, so just be patient until they cool.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 10, 2012

This recipe was a bit disappointing. I used less sugar than the recipe called for, and half the amount of chocolate chips, yet my meringues still ended up pretty sweet. The texture was nice and light, full of air in the way meringues should be. I had used another meringue recipe for another batch of meringues, so I guess I had too high of a standard going into this meringue challenge. I don't think I'll use this recipe for a while. It tasted a bit like wet cotton candy...

Jan 18, 2005

OHMIGOSH! Surprised indeed! I made as stated and also added 1/4t cornstarch (for a stabilizing agent) and used powdered sugar vs. granulated sugar. I also added appx 1 cup of flaked coconut! They were fantastic! My husband said they were addictive and my son said they were awesome! They disappeared quickly! The chocolate and coconut were great together! The parchment paper really made for easy cleanup! Thanks for such a wonderful post! We'll be making these often! Next time I may also add 1T cocoa powder for a chocolate overload!

Oct 14, 2004

This is the exact same recipe I've used for many many years. In fact, it's the first cookie I ever made. I triple the recipe (but only double the amount of choc. chips). I bake mine on double thickness of paper towels, rather than parchment. Makes lots of cookies, but boy, they go fast. I get compliments every time I make them. My very favorite cookie to take anywhere. But beware, they are very fragile!

Jul 13, 2005

These treats are as lighter than feathers! I changed the recipe a bit though. Made two kinds, one without chocolate and one with. I added 4 tbs of sugar into the ones without chocolate; they were just perfect, crunchy on the outside, and a tiny bit chewy within, perfect. I thought the chocolate ones were a bit on the rich side though, and I used less than the recipe called for. Maybe it's because I ran out of chocolate chips and used chunks instead. But I'll definitely make them again, without the chocolate perhaps.

Dec 30, 2010

These were great and super easy. I used crushed walnuts instead of chocolate chips. Foil worked instead of parchment paper as well.

Dec 09, 2011

This is a perfect recipe for a rookie like me. Perfect. Yehey!

Mar 06, 2014

Made them with the 3 times batch, 2 times chocolate. Turned out amazing. A huge hit at my cooking school!


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  • Calories
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 35 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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