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Chocolate Meringue Shells

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  Egg whites 4
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cocoa 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), sifted

Lightly grease seven 4 1/4 inch tart pans.
Flatten paper baking cups.
Place one in each pan, pressing it to fit the pan.
Set aside.
Beat the egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until frothy; add gradually 1/2 cup of the sugar, beating constantly.
Continue beating 5 minutes after the last addition.
Add remaining sugar gradually, beating constantly until very stiff peaks are formed.
Quickly sprinkle cocoa over meringue and beat just until blended.
(As the meringue tends to lose volume when the cocoa is added, it is important to incorporate the cocoa as quickly as possible.) Spread meringue 1/4 inch thick over the liner on bottoms of pans.
Spread remaining meringue on sides of pans and 1/2 inch above rim; keep meringue within pan rim for ease of removal.
Bake at 250°F about 2 hours, or until shells are dry.
To assure even drying of meringues, turn pans occasionally.
Remove from oven; cool completely on rack.
(If the meringue shells are to be stored, keep them in an airtight container so that the meringue will not absorb moisture and become soft.) The shells should be crisp and dry and fine textured.
Remove cooled meringues from pans.
Carefully peel off papers.
Spoon desired cream filling or ice cream into shells just before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 970 Calories from Fat 71

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.9%

Saturated Fat 4.8 g24.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 690.3 mg28.8%

Total Carbohydrates 236 g78.8%

Dietary Fiber 19.9 g79.7%

Sugars 201.7 g

Protein 24 g48.8%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 8.7% Iron 47.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chocolate Meringue Shells Recipe