Halloween Bones

"These sweet bones are easy to make and look great on a plate with some cobweb and black spiders!!!"
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Ready In:
1hr 55mins
12 bones




  • 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.

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  1. mariannette
    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!
  2. Caryn Gale
    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.
  3. Zetty66
    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.
  4. Lindas Busy Kitchen
    Great recipe... We dipped them in confectionary sugar so they weren't sticky. Everyone liked them!
  5. Claidan
    Wow. Super easy and everyone loved them. These were so cute, er, I mean creepy to add to our first Halloween party. The kids all lvoed them. Thanks PetsRus


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