Chewy Chocolate Meringues

By • April 10, 2012 • 15 Comments


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Author Notes: Deliciously simple, these cookies stay soft in the center under a crisp shell. They're gluten free, with only three ingredients!Riki Shore

Makes 3 dozen

  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place the egg whites and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar melts.
  3. Place the warm egg white and sugar mixture in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on high until the whites are stiff and glossy, about 5 – 10 minutes.
  4. Add the chocolate chips and mix on medium until incorporated.
  5. Scoop large spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. These cookies won’t spread, but you want to keep an inch between them on the sheet. They will look like fluffy clouds, and will retain this shape during baking.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through, until they are hard on the outside and soft in the center. The best way to test is to break one in half and make sure it’s cooked through, but still soft.
  7. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet before removing them carefully with your hands. Store in an airtight container up to 4 days.

Comments (15) Questions (3)

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4 months ago Kimberly Heckenast Wedel

Can these be made with a sugar substitute like stevia?

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4 months ago Riki Shore

I've never cooked with stevia so I can't answer. Maybe another reader can chime in? Or you can play with the recipe and let us know how it goes?!

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10 months ago sonyasonya

Approximately how many eggs are required for 1 cup of whites?

Stringio

10 months ago Gaye Roberts

I was wondering as well,OR is it the obvious,fill your measuring cup until it shows 1 cup?

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10 months ago Riki Shore

Hi, Sorry for the delay! I usually crack enough eggs and measure out 1 liquid cup of the whites. Just guessing, you'll need about 6 eggs. Hope this helps!

Stringio

10 months ago Gaye Roberts

thanks Riki,that helps a lot :)

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10 months ago Tsany

If you prefer, instead of chocolate chips, place 1 tsp. of the whipped mix, top with 1/2 pecan, add another tsp. of the mix on top. Bake the same way

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11 months ago Noelle Low

Hi, can I reduce the sugar to 1 cup or lesser instead? I am going for a low sugar diet! Thanks!

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11 months ago Riki Shore

Hi Noelle, yes, you can reduce the sugar, but without other ingredients, the meringues will lose flavor quickly. If you're not opposed to it, you could add some pistachios and dried cherries to pump up the flavor. Good luck!

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11 months ago Noelle Low

awesome! thank you!

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about 1 year ago mensaque

I saved it even before reading it...sooooo gooood!

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about 1 year ago the homemade goodness

Such a great and easy recipe. I shared it on my blog http://thehomemadegoodness...

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about 1 year ago Brooklyn Salt

I can't wait to make these this weekend!

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almost 2 years ago fromage

These are delicious and so easy! Made them last week for the first time and was so inspired that I'm trying a variation... For the luau-themed dinner party tonight, I subbed shredded coconut for the chocolate - we'll see! Thanks for such a tasty and simple (and impressive!) recipe!

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almost 2 years ago Tifa

Do the chocolate chips melt into the meringue before or during baking?