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Mini Chocolate Meringue Nests

Easy meringue nests decorated with piped chocolate - the perfect Easter dessert that also serves as decoration!
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Drying out and decoration 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 nests
Calories 270 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 electric whisk or stand mixer
  • 1 large baking tray
  • 1 non-stick baking liner
  • 1 small piping bag

Ingredients
 
 

  • 3 egg whites
  • 175 grams white granulated sugar
  • 90 grams milk chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 120 degrees Celsius / 250 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large oven tray with non-stick baking paper.
  • Make your meringue by separating the egg whites from the egg yolks. Take extreme care to not get any yolk into the whites, even a tiny speck of yolk in the white will result in a failed meringue. 
  • Whisk the egg whites until they are white and frothy with soft peaks. Slowly add the sugar until you have a glossy, opaque white mixture that is fully incorporated.
  • Line a baking tray and spoon the mixture onto it in small nests. Use the spoon to create a dip in the centre of the meringue nest. 
  • Sprinkle some extra sugar over the meringue nests to help them brown sightly and crisp up.
  • Bake the mini meringue nests in the oven for 1 hour before turning the oven off and leaving until it has completely cooled. This allows the meringue nests to dry out.
  • Melt your chocolate and spoon it into a small piping bag. Cut 1mm from the tip, to leave a very small opening.
  • Create your chocolate meringue nests by piping the melted chocolate over the meringue nests in a circular pattern to emulate sticks and branches. 
  • Leave the chocolate meringue nests to dry and then enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 41mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 1gSugar: 49gCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chocolate meringue nests, Easter meringue nests, Easy meringue nests
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