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Peanut Meringue and Chocolate Caramel Sauce

Peanut Meringues and Chocolate Sauce are perfect combination of light and nutty dessert that is delicious and perfect for someone who is looking for gluten free dessert options. They are also great as an addition to such cakes as Kiev, or Kolokola.

Peanut meringue cookies with a chocolate sauce on a red napkin.

The peanut meringue is also great stacked with some Dulce de Leche Mousseline cream into a cake. If you want something even better, try to add a couple layers of sponge cake and you get Kiev cake.  The meringue can be made with any kind of nut, but peanuts, hazelnuts or walnuts are my favorite!

Go ahead and check out step by step photo recipe tutorial of the Basic Meringue to get an idea of what the process should look like.

Peanut meringue cookies with chocolate sauce on a red napkin.

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Peanut Merinuge, with Chocolate Caramel Sauce

Peanut Meringues with Chocolate Sauce are a light and nutty dessert that is delicious and perfect for someone who is looking for gluten free dessert options. They are also great as an addition to such cakes as Kiev, or Kolokola 

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword: meringue cookies
Calories: 121 kcal
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 20 servings

Ingredients

Peanut Meringue

  • 4 egg whites room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp. cream of tartar or ¼ tsp. vinegar

Chocolate Caramel Sauce

  • ¾ cups heavy cream
  • 100 grams dark chocolate
  • 4 tblsp. cooked condensed milk
  • 1 cup lightly salted & toasted peanuts

Instructions

To Make the Meringue:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Turn the oven to 300F.
  2. Using your mixer, start whipping the egg whites with a whisk on a medium speed with a pinch of salt (salt breaks down the “fibers” and helps the meringue whip up to it’s fullest volume).
  3. When the egg whites are white and frothy, add the cream of tartar and increase the speed to high.
  4. Once the egg whites reached soft peaks, slowly start adding the sugar, one tablespoon at a time. Continue whipping until pearl white in color and stiff peaks (about 10 minutes).
  5. Chop the peanuts (I bought them pre-toasted). The salt offsets the sweetness of the meringue. Throw the nuts into the whipped meringue and carefully, with minimal amount of folding incorporate them into meringue.
  6. Take a tablespoon of meringue and slide it off the spoon onto the lined baking sheet. Keep them about 1.5-2 inches apart as they do expand in the oven.
  7. Dry the meringue in the oven for 2 hours.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it cool on a cooling rack.
  9. To store: keep in a tightly close ziplock bag.

To make the sauce:

  1. Heat the heavy cream in a microwave, for 45-60 seconds until almost boiling.
  2. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and throw them into the hot cream.
  3. Add the condensed milk or dulce de leche.
  4. Let stand for 1-2 minutes and whisk together, until incorporated.
  5. Serve right away, or cover with food wrap and refrigerate.
  6. Microwave for 20 seconds and mix with a fork, to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Merinuge, with Chocolate Caramel Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 64mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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