Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
These sweet bones are easy to make and look great on a plate with some cobweb and black spiders!!!
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff, starting on a low speed and gradually on a higher speed.
- Then start adding the sugar, a tablespoon at the time, keep beating until you have a thick and glossy meringue.
- Line baking trays with paper.
- Using a piping bag with a plain nozzle, pipe a straight meringue bone/line of approx 4 inch long, pipe 2 meringue balls at each end of the bone/line.
- Take of any pointy bits meringue on the balls with a small knife or use scissors.
- Bake the bones for 1 ¼ to 1-½ hours until they have dried out, let them cool on the paper.
- If you like the bones to look more brittle, then mix in some chopped nuts.
- The yield will depend on how large you make the bones and on the size of the nozzle.
Add 1/4 tsp cream of tartar, 1/8 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp vanilla to enhance the flavor. Dusting baked 'bones' with XXX sugar is a good idea!
I know that it is not haloween (nor do we celebrate it), but this recipe has lot of potential. I make vmeringues often and always in the form of a kiss cookie. This gave me a great idea and this time I made them into the shape of hearts and added 1 drop of pink food coloring to the mix. This was really pretty and easy and my kids thought that they were really neat. Now I am thinking of other great shapes and colors.
Although these were really easy to make and a very fitting Halloween item, neither of my kids liked them and my husband didn't either. Is there anyway some flavoring could be added? Sorry. They did look great though--love the idea.