Meringue Nests with Chocolate Easter Eggs
These Meringue Nests with Chocolate Easter Eggs are perfect for your next Easter party or just for fun to make as a kid-friendly dessert.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 45 mins
Servings: 8 meringue cookies
- 2 eggs room temperature
- ¼ tsp lemon juice or 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- ½ cup sugar granulated
- ½ stick butter softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1-2 tbsp milk
- hard shell candy Easter Eggs
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat and set aside.
Separate the egg yolks and whites.
Place the egg whites into a bowl (you will only need the egg whites for this recipe).
Using an electric mixer, start beating egg whites on slow speed.
Increase the speed of your mixer and slowly add granulated sugar. Gradually increase speed to high.
Add ¼ tsp lemon juice as the egg whites mix.
Beat the egg white mixture until it is white and forms stiff peaks, about 10-15 minutes.
Once the meringue mixture is done, scoop it into a piping bag, with Wilton’s 1M tip attached.
Pipe out circular rosettes onto your lined baking sheet, about 2 inches in diameter.
Once your rosettes are piped out, pipe out a second layer around the circumference of each rosette. This will leave a hollowed center to put pipe the buttercream and place in the candied eggs.
Bake the meringue for 2 hours.
Once the 2 hours are up, turn off the heat and let sit in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
Remove from oven and place on wire rack.
Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, and milk.
The chocolate buttercream is ready once the ingredients are completely combined, smooth and for semi-stiff peaks.
Scoop the buttercream into a piping bag, with Wilton’s icing tip #233 attached.
Frost the center of each meringue. Add 2-3 candied eggs on top.
Serve and enjoy!
Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 25mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg