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Mocha Meringue Kisses

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Mocha Meringue Kisses

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  • Makes: 24 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Bake 1 hr

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At 32 calories, these little dessert bites are fat-free and guilt-free.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 teaspoon shortening

Directions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil; set aside. In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and espresso powder; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl beat egg whites and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Gradually add the granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Gradually fold in the cocoa mixture.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a pastry bag. Pipe twenty-four 2-inch kisses onto the prepared cookie sheet. (Or drop mixture by rounded teaspoons onto the prepared cookie sheet.) Bake in a 250 degree F oven for 1 hour. Cool on the cookie sheet. Remove from parchment paper.
  4. In a small saucepan combine chocolate and shortening. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted. Drizzle the melted chocolate over cookies. Makes 24 cookies.

Nutrition Facts

(Mocha Meringue Kisses)

Servings Per Recipe 24, cal. (kcal) 32, calcium (mg) 10, Potassium (mg) 9, Fat, total (g) 1, sugar (g) 3, sodium (mg) 7, pro. (g) 1, carb. (g) 5, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Starch () 1

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