Meringue Bones and Ghosts

Meringue Bones and Ghosts

Don’t let meringue scare you away from making Chef John’s easy recipe for Halloween meringue bones and ghosts!

Ready in: 2 h 15 m

Calories: 87

Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 drops fresh lemon juice, or more to taste
  • 7 tablespoons white sugar, or more to taste
  • 2 chocolate chips, melted, or as needed
  • Recipe Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with silicone baking mats.
    2. Whisk eggs whites and lemon juice together in a bowl until thick, white, and foamy. Add sugar a spoonful at a time, whisking constantly, until meringue is shiny, thick, and holds its shape.
    3. Transfer meringue to a piping bag. Pipe 12 bone shapes onto a prepared baking sheet. Pipe 12 puffs to resemble ghosts onto the remaining baking sheet.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until dried and firm, about 1 hour. Turn off the oven, close the door, and cool until completely dried, about 1 hour more.
    5. Dip the tip of a toothpick into melted chocolate and dot chocolate “eyes” on each of the ghosts.

    Directions

    • Prep15 m
    • Cook1 h
    • Ready In2 h 15 m
    1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with silicone baking mats.
    2. Whisk eggs whites and lemon juice together in a bowl until thick, white, and foamy. Add sugar a spoonful at a time, whisking constantly, until meringue is shiny, thick, and holds its shape.
    3. Transfer meringue to a piping bag. Pipe 12 bone shapes onto a prepared baking sheet. Pipe 12 puffs to resemble ghosts onto the remaining baking sheet.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until dried and firm, about 1 hour. Turn off the oven, close the door, and cool until completely dried, about 1 hour more.
    5. Dip the tip of a toothpick into melted chocolate and dot chocolate “eyes” on each of the ghosts.

      Footnotes

      • Cook’s Notes:
      • You can use 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar in place of the lemon juice, if desired. You can use any type of melted chocolate instead of the semisweet chocolate chips, if desired.

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