Snake Meringues

Recipe by Tisme

I found this recipe in the New Idea and thought I would post it here for later. These look so good and would be great for a kids party! Snakes can be made one week ahead and stored in an airtight container.

Top Review by Sonya01

These were so fun to make and the kids loved them so did the parents. Made for MAKE MY RECIPE~Tag Game Ed't 10 in the Aust/NZ forum

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • blue food coloring, to tint
  • soft eating licorice
  • miniature M&M's chocolate candies, to decorate


  1. Beat whites in a small bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tblsp at a time, beating until dissolved between additions. This process will take about 10 minutes. Beat in cornflour and tint mixture with food colouring.
  2. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a 1cm-fluted nozzle. Pipe 16cm-long snake shapes, 4cm-apart, on oven trays lined with baking paper.
  3. To decorate snakes, cut forked tongues from licorice using a small sharp knife and lightly press into front of meringue heads. Lightly press M&M's on top of heads for eyes.
  4. Cook in a very slow oven (120C) for about 40 minutes, swapping trays halfway through cooking, or until firm to touch.
  5. Cool trays in oven with door slightly ajar.

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