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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen bones
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees F (110 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil and grease the foil.

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  • 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 sharp 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 tip.

  • Pipe meringue into small bone shapes on the prepared aluminum foil. You must pipe all the shapes at once or the meringue will deflate.

  • Place cookie sheets into the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour. No not open oven door or peek during baking. Turn the oven off and let the meringue bones cool in the oven without opening door for 1 hour. Gently and carefully remove cookies from aluminum to prevent broken bones.

Nutrition Facts

32 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 7.5g; sodium 9.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2012
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2019
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. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2012
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! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2015
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2015
Great recipe easy and tasted great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2016
Amazing but a little labor intensive. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2019
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. Read More
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