When I was growing up I would make meringues just about every week at mine and my Aunt Mimi's house. I made them so much my family is probably still sick of them, but I still love them and I love how they just melt in your mouth.
I recently saw an idea in a magazine to make bones for Halloween using meringues I knew i had to make them. I can't remember which magazine I saw them in since I have so many, but either way I really wanted to make them.
We had our monthly Card making club this week and I thought it would be fun to use a stamp that I had from Stampin'Up! to make the tag for my meringue bones. The stamp just happened to say bad to the bone, so I knew it would be perfect.
I found a recipe for meringues online about a month ago but can't remember where I saw it at either (guess I need to start writing these things down). I have included it below and all the instructions for you to make your own bones. These would also be great for a kids party with a dog theme and they are amazingly easy!
What you will need:
4 Egg Whites at room temp
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
Separate egg yolks from egg whites and add to mixer using whisk attachment (you can also use a hand mixer for this). Beat until egg whites become foamy.
Beat until "stiff" peaks form, this should take about 5-6 minutes.
Pipe a line about 2 inches (or whatever size you want your bones to be) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pipe two small balls onto each end of line. The meringue tends to want to be a bit pointy on the tip of the balls but I just used a knife and took some of the excess off. either way it didn't seem to really look bad.
Bake the meringues in a 250 degree oven for about 1 hour. Allow to cool and carefully bag them and tie then with a coordinating ribbon (mine is from Stampin'Up!). Some of my bones broke but it just added to the Halloween affect.