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Happy Halloween

Meringue Ghosts

Serves 8

Preheat oven 300o

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes plus 1 hour with oven off

Estimated values per serving:

Calories = 100                      Fat = 0 grams                        Points: 2

Meringue Ghosts


3 egg whites at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla

¼ teaspoon cream of tarter

Dash of salt

1 cup sugar

15 – 20 mini chocolate chips


  1. Place a sheet of parchment paper over a baking pan and set aside
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine egg whites, vanilla cream of tarter and salt.  Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (the tips will curl when lifting  the beater).
  3. Add sugar, one tablespoon at a time, white beating on high speed until very stiff peaks form (the tips stand straight up when beater is lifted) and sugar is dissolved.
  4. Spoon meringue into a pastry bag or plastic bag and cut the tip.
  5. Pipe meringue onto the baking pan into the shape of a ghostly figure.  Add mini chocolate chips for eyes.
  6. Bake 35 minutes then turn off oven but keep meringues in the oven for an additional hour to harden.
  7. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.

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