Friday, December 24, 2010

Orange-Chocolate Meringue Kisses…and Merry Christmas

Orange-Chocolate Meringue Kisses

I couldn’t help but smile after I typed and read the title of this post.  It just happened to rhyme.  While most of you must be busy in the kitchen preparing a feast for tonight’s party, opening presents, having some wonderful time with your friends and family, or too busy checking emails with Christmas greetings, I just wanted to stop by with a quick post to wish all of you a blessed and Merry Christmas.  Most importantly, I want to wish all of you good health.

Orange-Chocolate Meringue Kisses

After the feast you have for Christmas dinner, these Orange-Chocolate Meringue Kisses are refreshing and delightful to have for a sweet ending.  They are airy and crunchy.  The flavor will explode in your mouth as they melt away.  I made 2 versions, one with mini chocolate chips and one without.  I definitely recommend you to try the one with the chocolate chips.  Chocolate and orange is one of my favorite flavor combination.  These Meringue Kisses are easy to make, too.  If you like any other flavor, go ahead and change up the Jell-O and extracts flavors in the recipe.  I may try lime, or raspberry next, what do you think?

Orange-Chocolate Meringue Kisses

Orange-Chocolate Meringue Kisses:

Makes: 48 cookies

3 large egg whites
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
1 package (3 ounces) orange Jell-O
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
Zest of 1 orange
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 275°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat.

Place the egg whites and salt in a large bowl and with an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat on medium until frothy. Turn the speed to high and pour the Jell-O and then the sugar into the bowl in a slow, steady stream. Continue to beat until the egg whites are stiff and shiny, about 5 minutes.

With a rubber spatula, gently fold in the vanilla extract, orange extract, orange zest and the chocolate chips.
Scrape the meringue into a pastry bag fitted with a large plain tip and pipe the cookies, each about 1-inch in diameter, onto the baking sheets.

Bake the meringues until they are firm, about 40 minutes. Slide the parchment paper or baking mat with the cookies onto wire racks and let them cool for 5 minutes, then carefully peel them off the parchment paper.


  1. Merry Christmas to you too Amy.I love orange & choco combo.These meringues look melt in mouth kinds and what a lovely orange color.Would love to try these sometime :)
    Wish you lots of joy and good health in the coming year.

  2. Merry Christmas to you Amy. I am so glad you stopped by my blog and gave me the chance to follow back and meet your blog as well. Very beautiful little treats and chocolate and orange pair perfectly together.

  3. These meringue's are beautiful Amy! I love the flavor combo, but lime or raspberry would probably be great also (lime for summertime, definitely). Hope you had a blessed Christmas!
    Lorraine xo

  4. @ Tanvi: Please try them soon. I'm sure you'll love them as much as I do.

    @ Katerina: Glad I found your blog as well, your recipes are so unique. I always love to try new things.

    @ Lorraine: Thank you. Yes, lime is perfect for summertime. My Christmas was blessed. Hope yours was wonderful too.

    Thank you again everyone, for stopping by and/or leaving a comment. Love you all as always! Hope you all had a beautiful and sweet Christmas.

  5. These look so wonderful!

    I'm featuring you this week for Friday Favorites! Come grab my featured button if you'd like one. Thanks for linking up! Hope you'll link up again!

  6. @ Jerri: Thanks for featuring! It's fun to link up at your blog. I'll definitely link up with your parties again! :)

  7. Oh Amy! This is a must try sweet treat! I LOVE CHOCOLATE AND ORANGE! And these darling little meringues are just adorbable!
    I am so happy to find you. Your blog is just culinary perfection! I'm a new follower!
    Happy New Year to you and those you hold dear!

  8. These are really pretty and they sound fabulous too! Mmmmm! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

  9. These are darling! They would be perfect for a tea party! :) I'm bookmarking your page... :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy New year!
    P.S. I'm a new follower

  10. How precious, I must try these soon. Thank you for sharing your recipe and you have a very Happy New Year!