Spring Meringue Nests

Spring Meringue Nests
Makes:
14 nests
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
155
minutes
Low CalorieLow FatLow Sodium
The perfect springtime dessert for Easter, showers or any time you are looking for a more sensible dessert option.

Ingredients:

  • Parchment paper
  • 5 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/4 cups Baker's (superfine) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 drops of spring-colored food coloring
  • WONKA SweeTARTS Jelly Beans
  • WONKA SweeTARTS Bunny Gummies
  • NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER or CRUNCH NestEggs

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 200° F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

BEAT egg whites in large mixer bowl on low speed until frothy. Add cream of tartar; increase speed to medium-high and beat for 1 to 2 minutes or until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar on high speed until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla extract and food coloring; beat until combined.

SPOON meringue into pastry bag fitted with a ½-inch tip or gallon-size food storage bag with ½-inch tip snipped from corner of bag. Pipe meringue into 3-inch circles about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets (7 nests per baking sheet).

BAKE both baking sheets at the same time for 1 hour, 45 minutes to 2 hours or until dry and crisp. Turn off oven; crack the door open and leave baking sheets inside until the oven has completely cooled. Remove from oven; with spatula, gently lift meringue nests from parchment. Meringues can be stored covered at room temperature for a few days.

FILL each nest with Jelly Beans, Bunny Gummies and NestEggs.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/14 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 14 

  • Calories: 120
  • Calories from Fat: 20
  • Total Fat: 2g (3% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 1g (6% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 30mg (1% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 25g (8% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 24g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Spring Meringue Nests

Ingredients

  • Parchment paper
  • 5 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/4 cups Baker's (superfine) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 drops of spring-colored food coloring
  • WONKA SweeTARTS Jelly Beans
  • WONKA SweeTARTS Bunny Gummies
  • NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER or CRUNCH NestEggs

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 200° F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

BEAT egg whites in large mixer bowl on low speed until frothy. Add cream of tartar; increase speed to medium-high and beat for 1 to 2 minutes or until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar on high speed until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla extract and food coloring; beat until combined.

SPOON meringue into pastry bag fitted with a ½-inch tip or gallon-size food storage bag with ½-inch tip snipped from corner of bag. Pipe meringue into 3-inch circles about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets (7 nests per baking sheet).

BAKE both baking sheets at the same time for 1 hour, 45 minutes to 2 hours or until dry and crisp. Turn off oven; crack the door open and leave baking sheets inside until the oven has completely cooled. Remove from oven; with spatula, gently lift meringue nests from parchment. Meringues can be stored covered at room temperature for a few days.

FILL each nest with Jelly Beans, Bunny Gummies and NestEggs.

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