Crispy Cereal Meringues“Topped with creamy chocolate ribbons, these meringues are rich-tasting but feather-light,” notes Beverly Albrecht of…
Crispy Cereal Meringues
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.
Nutrition Facts 2 each:
- 43 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Diabetic exchanges; 1/2 starch.