Menacing-meringues

Meringue monsters

Vary the number of eyes on these crispy critters for a range of eerie expressions!

By , 01 September 2018

(5 votes)

Meringue monsters
  • Cook: 2 Hours
    plus cooling

  • Serves: 12

  • Price: 21p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 15g serving contains
  • Energy

    60KJ

    15KCAL

    1%
  • Fat

    0.0g

    low

    0%
  • Saturates

    0.0g

    low

    0%
  • Sugars

    1.5g

    med

    2%
  • Salt

    0.10g

    med

    2%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 427kJ/102kcal.
Ingredients
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 6tbsp Splenda granulated sweetener
  • ¼tsp cream of tartar
  • ⅛tsp salt
  • ¼tsp vanilla extract
  • Green, blue and pink gel food colouring
  • White writing icing
  • 25g pack Cake Décor Edible Eyes
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 120C/100C Fan/Gas ½. Line 2 baking trays with nonstick baking paper.

  • Put the egg whites in a bowl with the sweetener, cream of tartar, salt and vanilla extract, and whisk with an electric mixer until it forms glossy peaks.

  • Divide the meringue mixture between 3 bowls and, using a cocktail stick, swirl drops of different colours of the gel food colouring through each.

  • Using a large spoon, put 12 blobs of the meringue mix onto the baking trays. Use a fork to create monster spikes in the mixture.

  • Bake in the oven for 1 hr 30 mins until the outside is set and they can be gently lifted off the paper. Allow to cool.

  • Use white writing icing to attach a few eyeballs to each monster, varying the number of eyes on each one to give them different expressions.