Meringue Mushrooms

Recipe from

Southern Living

Nutritional Information

Calories 33
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 15 mg
Carbohydrate 5.4 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Protein 0.5 g


3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup superfine sugar
2/3 cup (4 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels, melted
2 teaspoons cocoa


Beat first 5 ingredients at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves (2 to 4 minutes).

Spoon mixture into a decorating bag fitted with a large round tip. Pipe 32 (1 1/4-inch-wide) mounds for mushroom caps and 32 (1-inch-tall) columns for stems onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Bake at 200° for 1 hour and 30 minutes; turn oven off. Let meringues stand in closed oven 2 hours.

Spread a thin layer of melted chocolate on flat side of caps. Trim rounded end of stems to make flat; press against chocolate to attach to caps. Sprinkle with cocoa.

December 1996