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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Bring sugar and 2/3 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Swirl pan to dissolve sugar. Wash down sides with a wet pastry brush to prevent crystals from forming. Boil until syrup registers 238 degrees on a candy thermometer.

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  • Put egg whites into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment; beat on low until foamy. Add cream of tartar. Raise speed to medium-high. Beat until stiff (but not dry) peaks form.

  • With mixer running, slowly pour in hot sugar syrup. Raise speed to high. Beat until cooled, about 10 minutes. Place one-third of meringue in each of 2 bowls. Fold vanilla into 1 bowl. Fold 3 tablespoons coffee extract into other bowl. Sift cocoa over the mixer bowl; add chocolate extract and remaining 2 1/4 teaspoons coffee extract, and beat on high speed until combined.

  • Transfer each batch to a separate pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain round tip (such as Ateco #806). Pipe 1-inch drops onto baking sheets lined with parchment, spacing about 3/4 inch apart. Bake until hard to the touch but not browned, 5 hours or overnight. Transfer meringues to wire racks; let cool completely. Meringues can be stored in airtight containers up to 1 week.

  • Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in oil. Dip bottoms of meringues in melted chocolate; transfer to baking sheets lined with parchment paper to set, about 1 hour.

Reviews (5)

61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
12/06/2012
How long does it takes the meringue to hardens? cause it said here until harden then 5 hours or until overnight? can somebody explain it to me?
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03/18/2012
Boxes can be found @ Glerup.com (Glerup Revere Packaging); Acetate boxes #T109. Took me a while to find, but you can see a picture of ithe packages by going to marthastewart.com and putting in "Candy Flavor Ideas" in her Wedding section. Hope this helps!
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02/09/2012
Looks wonderful - but I don't need 400 - how can I get the recipe for the same but a much smaller amount of drops!?
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09/10/2010
what size is the box used here and where can i get it?
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01/07/2008
have wanted to get this recipe for quite some time. can't wait to taste it.