Chocolate Walnut Meringues
Recipe type: Makes approximately 36
Dainty little treats with a lot of flavor. Gluten-free.
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts (or substitute pecans)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 5 egg whites (room temperature)
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • chopped walnuts or grated gluten-free chocolate for decoration
  1. Heat oven to 250 F.
  2. Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Chop walnuts (or pecans) finely. Set aside.
  4. Combine the sugar and cocoa powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
  5. Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar on high speed until they hold a soft peak.
  6. Continue mixing as you add the sugar mixture ¼ cup at a time, mixing well between additions.
  7. Beat until the mixture holds a stiff peak.
  8. Gently fold in the chopped nuts.
  9. With a small cookie scoop (or you may pipe shapes if you wish) scoop onto the parchment. They will barely spread, so you can put them fairly close together.
  10. Sprinkle with topping of your choice. Nuts or grated chocolate look great. Use your imagination!
  11. Bake for 35 minutes. Do NOT open the oven door. Just turn off the oven and leave them in there at least one hour. Overnight is even better.
Recipe by The Rowdy Baker at