Double-Chocolate Mocha Meringue Kisses

  • Yield 40 servings

A perfect little chocolate treat with a touch of espresso.

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Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Ingredients

3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate minichips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Sift cocoa and espresso powder over egg white mixture; fold in. Fold in minichips.
  3. Drop batter by level tablespoonfuls onto prepared pan; alternately fill a disposable pastry bag with batter and pipe a small amount (about 1 tablespoon of batter for each meringue) onto pan. Bake 40 minutes, or until crisp. Cool on pan on a wire rack. Repeat procedure with remaining batter, reusing parchment paper. Store in an airtight container. Makes 40 (1-inch) meringues.

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