Monday, October 17, 2011

Ghastly Meringues

Whoops! Long time no blog ... sorry friends :) Combine planning a rehearsal dinner with a wedding, and planning a festival, plus writing articles galore and my head is spinning! I miss all my blog friends and plan to catch up on my blog stalking later this week. Forgive me?

SO...I have a quick blog post for tonight. I saw these ghostly treats in the Food Network magazine and thought they were so cute and easy! I plan to make them for Halloween if I have time! I love meringues and these are definitely the cutest ghosts ever. Not scary at all...maybe scary delicious...muah-ha-ha. 


  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed until frothy. Beat in the sugar; increase the mixer speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form, 5 to 6 minutes.
Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip. Pipe 8 to 10 swirls on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until dry, 1 hour to 1 hour, 15 minutes. Transfer the baking sheet to a rack and let cool completely.
Put the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave on 50 percent power until melted, about 1 minute, stirring halfway. Transfer the melted chocolate to a zip-top bag and snip a corner. Pipe the chocolate on the meringues to look like eyes.



  1. These are super cute! Love it:-)

  2. Kelly RandazzoOctober 18, 2011

    LOVE these! I made them last year for our Halloween party and they were super easy! (And yummy)

  3. Very cute! I made flat ghost meringues last year, but these are definitely cuter! I would definitely recommend a test run first. When I made my Christmas tree meringues last December, I found it hard to get such big meringues to cook evenly. (or it could have just been the weather when I was making them!)

  4. Mmmmmmm...I love meringues...And those are adorbs!