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These ghost meringues are finish with the perfect scary background for Halloween!
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Ghost Meringues

These easy Ghost Meringues are made of four simple ingredients! A perfect ghostly treat for Halloween parties and celebrations!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Resting time with the oven turned off1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ghost Meringues, Halloween Treats

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer with Whisk

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs egg whites only
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon juice fresh from a lemon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp chocolate chip morsels

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place egg whites and lemon juice into the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attached. Beat at medium speed until light and foamy.
  • Slowly add the sugar, about a teaspoon at a time, as the mixture continues to whisk. Pause the mixer and scrape down the sides. Return to whisking at medium speed and continue beating until the mixture holds the shape when the whisk is inverted. This may take 10minutes or longer depending on the temperature of the egg whites and/or the humidity in your home. Be patient. Whisking at a higher speed will cause the meringues to develop large air bubbles and/or to crack when baked.
  • Transfer the meringue to a piping bag. Cut the end of the tip and press the meringue onto the parchment paper. To make a ghostly shape, apply even pressure as you pull upwards and releasing the pressure at the top.
  •  Bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Check the meringues. They should be very dry and not sticky. Turn off the oven and keep the meringues in the oven with the door closed for an additional 50 to 60 minutes.
  • When done, remove the meringues from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Microwave the chocolate morsels stirring every 15-seconds. Avoid overheating as the chocolate will seize into a clump.
  • Using a toothpick, decorate the meringues with dots for eyes and mouths.