I can’t imagine Easter without Mini Eggs. Gr ted, Cadbury have reportedly changed their chocolate recipe so they aren’t what they were a few years ago, but I simply couldn’t go a year without a bag. Or three of them… This Easter, I’ve used them in my Mini Egg Meringue Kisses.
Meringue kisss are actually really easy to make. As you make more than twenty kisses with just one egg white, and only a dash of sugar and in this case, cocoa, its a low risk bake. A lot of cakes and frostings can be super pricey to make but these are cheap as chips. And delicious!
You can whip meringues by hand but it takes brute force with a hand whisk so I use my KitchenAid. An electric hand whisk does a great job and even my super cheap one that was £10 from a supermarket 8 years ago and still is going strong, does a stand up job at meringue making.
Meringue Kisses are called so because of their small size and ability to melt, sweetly, in the mouth. When made properly, which really isn’t difficult to do, they will have a wonderfully marshmallow middle that dissolves beautifully on the tongue.
As Easter equals chocolate for so many of us now, I add a spoonful of cocoa to the mix before dunking the kisses in melted milk chocolate and crushed Mini Eggs for a little chewy crunch.
You can actually fold a couple of spoonfuls of crushed Mini Eggs into the mix beforehand you dry them out in the oven (meringues are cooked in a very low oven for a long time which technically dries them out, rather than bakes them) but it makes piping them into cute little peaks more difficult.
Not impossible though, and if you want there’s nothing stopping you dollop I get out little mounds with a couple of teaspoons, rather than piping them out. They’d have a cute bird’s nest look to them that way which would be very fitting for Easter too.
Of course, no Easter of mine is complete until I bring out my box of neon fluffy chicks and their new friends, the white bunnies to decorate my sweet treats! My Mini Egg Meringue Kisses are a brilliant little treat to make with the little ones but you may want to melt extra chocolate and buy more Mini Eggs as I doubt you’ll have enough to keep the little helpers going without extra reserves 😉
These are my favourite reusable silicone baking sheets and I use them for all my meringues, pavlovas and macarons with great results. It’s also ace for cookies and biscuits:
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