Double Chocolate Meringues

Celebrate with little indulgences--a little ice cream, a little sauce and lots of flavor.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 50 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Meringues

3
egg whites
1/4
teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup finely chopped hazelnuts
1
quart chocolate ice cream

Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce

1/4
cup butter or margarine
1 1/2
ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, cut into pieces
3/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/4
cup half-and-half
1/8
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Heat oven to 275ºF. Cover cookie sheet with heavy brown paper or cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar with electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Beat in 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; continue beating until stiff and glossy. Do not underbeat. Fold in hazelnuts. Drop meringue by 1/3 cupfuls in 8 mounds onto paper. Shape into circles, building up sides.
  • 3 Bake meringues 1 hour. Turn off oven; leave meringues in oven with door closed 1 hour 30 minutes. Finish cooling at room temperature, about 2 hours.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly. Stir in 3/4 cup sugar, the cocoa, half-and-half and salt. Heat slowly to boiling; do not stir. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Fill each meringue with scoop of ice cream. Serve with warm sauce.

Expert Tips

Want to ensure crisp meringues? Bake them on a dry day. Humid weather causes lower volume and less-crisp shells. If meringues soften, heat them in 200°F oven until crisp.

Chocolate sauce in squeeze bottles makes adding plate designs a snap.

Use purchased chocolate sauce for the homemade.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
60g
60%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.