Halloween meringue bones

    2 hours 30 min

    These tasty little meringues are perfect for Halloween. Crispy and sweet with a little bit of spookiness!

    5 people made this

    Makes: 36 bones

    • 6 egg whites
    • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 265g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 120 C / Gas 1/2. Line 2 baking trays with foil and lightly grease the foil.
    2. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar and salt in a bowl with an electric mixer until egg whites are foamy. Gradually beat in sugar, a few tablespoons at a time, beating until the sugar dissolves in the meringue before adding more. Continue beating until the meringue is glossy and forms a stiff peak when beaters are lifted straight up out of the bowl; beat in vanilla extract. Spoon the meringue into a pastry bag fitted with a small piping tip.
    3. Pipe meringue into small bone shapes on the prepared trays. You must pipe all the shapes at once or the meringue will deflate.
    4. Place meringue bones into the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour. Do not be tempted to open the oven door or peek during baking. Turn the oven off and leave the meringue bones to cool in the oven for 1 hour. Best not to open the door at this stage either.
    5. Gently and carefully remove meringues from foil to prevent broken bones.

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    I made these for my daughters' Halloween party at gymnastics. Everyone loved them! I did mess them up, and they were still great! I got a little distracted and forgot to turn the oven off after an hour, so they baked at 225 degrees for close to 90 minutes. I thought I had ruined them so I didn't wait for them to cool with the oven door closed. They were nicely toasted and tasted like crisp, airy toasted marshmellows. Next time I will set the timer and try to do it correctly!!! Kudos!  -  26 Oct 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made these super fun treats for a themed movie night with my kids. I think I should have beaten the egg whites a little longer for more stiffness, but overall, these turned out pretty cute and they were really tasty! My kids were so excited to eat these "bones" and loved them!  -  28 Aug 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Way sweeter than I like and I'm a sweets eater. Made them before but with Betty Crocker's recipe and really enjoyed those. If I do again will cut sugar way down. I had stiff glossy peaks about half way through sugar so will stop at that next time.  -  07 Jan 2019  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)