Chocolate Dipped Meringues

Chocolate dipped meringues

It’s coming up to that time of year where a little of whats bad…is going to happen so I’m going to make it as fun as possible and try not to get carried away!

These little chocolate dipped meringues are a very simple idea and there is lots for your helpers to do – including finger licking!

Great for Easter, a gift or simply an activity.

Ingredients:

2 Egg whites

110g Caster sugar

Chocolate for melting

Chopped nuts or seeds

This will make approx. 23- 30 meringues

Method:

For the Meringues

  • Turn your oven to 110˚C
  • Line a baking tray or 2 depending on size
  • Ensuring all your equipment is totally clean, whisk your egg whites in a glass or ceramic bowl with an electric whisk until they form ‘stiff peaks’ (but don’t become dry).
  • Add your sugar 1 tsp at a time, ensuring the sugar is dissolved before the next tsp is added. This should take 5-7 minutes.
  • Spoon your meringue mixture into a piping bag with a largish nozzle
  • Pipe mini meringues
  • Place in the bottom half of the oven to cook until dried all the way through, this will be approx. 1 hr
  • Allow to cool on a wire rack

Tip: If your meringues have spiky tails – dip your finger in water and dab them down. Otherwise they will burn

For the Chocolate

  • Melt your chocolate in a bain-marie – this is simply hot water in a pan with a bowl placed over the top that contains your broken up chocolate
  • Line a tray
  • Prepare your nuts or seeds – they can be toasted or plain
  • Gently pick up your meringue and dip in the chocolate and then any nuts or seeds
  • Place on your lined tray and allow the chocolate to set

Options: you can get a creative as you like or even simply just dip in chocolate. Make sure any dip is cut small or it wont stick well. 

How kids can help

  • Measuring
  • Whisking – if old enough with the help of an adult
  • Adding sugar to the meringue – when the power is off!
  • Piping the meringues onto the lined tray
  • Breaking up the chocolate
  • Selecting any dips: nuts, seeds, sprinkles etc..
  • Dipping you meringue in the chocolate and any other dip
  • Licking the bowl!

 

 

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