low carb little chocolate meringues…

3 Mar

chocolate meringue urbanpocketknife

Oh how I crave chocolate sometimes!  I’ve been scouring the internet for low carb desserts that I can fit into our new low carb lifestyle diet.  Turns out meringues are perfect!  I wasn’t sure if replacing sugar with a substitute would change the overall meringue but it turned out it didn’t and they still held their shape!  Once we can add fruit back into our diet, these little guys would be perfect with a little fruit compote or fruit salad beside it.

Super easy, low cal AND low carb!  Here’s the recipe…

What you need!
4 egg whites room temperature (the fresher the better)
3 tbsp cocoa powder
3/4 cups of sugar or substitute equivalent
1 tsp lemon juice

What to do!

1.  Making meringues is a little bit specific but still very easy.  First make sure your eggs are fresh.  Separate the whites from the yolks when they are cold.  Let the whites sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

2.  In a stainless steel bowl (not plastic), add the lemon juice and egg whites.  On low-medium speed, beat the eggs with a mixer until it begins to be extra foamy.  Put the mixer in high gear and while moving around constantly, beat the eggs into soft peaks.

3.  Slowly add the sugar a little at a time while mixing on medium speed.  Once it’s all incorporated, turn the beater onto high and beat until stiff and shiny.

4.  Fold in the sifted cocoa powder gently.

5.  Place dollops of meringue onto the two baking sheets, it will make 24 in total, so divide accordingly.  Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until they are dry.

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3 Responses to “low carb little chocolate meringues…”

  1. munchykitty March 9, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    Thanks guys! Make sure there isn’t too much humidity when storing (best to eat them quick), they do get soft if they absorb too much water from the air!

  2. Ronald Redito March 9, 2011 at 12:25 am #

    I’m drooling over these! Looks yummy!

  3. rsmacaalay March 9, 2011 at 12:20 am #

    Wow this looks really nice, thanks for sharing the recipe

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