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close up chocolate meringue nest with whipped cream and strawberries

Chocolate Meringues

The Home Cook's Kitchen
These chocolate meringues are the most perfect dessert for a special occasion. If you're looking to impress your guests, then this is your go-to dessert! 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 2 people
Calories 232 kcal


  • 2 egg whites
  • cup sugar
  • ½ tbsp cocoa sifted
  • 1 oz dark cooking chocolate finely grated (note 1)


  • Preheat oven to 200F/100C
  • In a large, clean bowl, whisk egg whites together until firm peaks appear. 
  • Gradually add sugar, beating after each addition
  • When the last of the sugar has been added, whisk for 3 minutes until meringue is thick and glossy. 
  • Fold through sifted cocoa and grated chocolate.
  • Fit a  medium size star nozzle piping tip into a piping bag and fill with meringue.
  • Place down a silicone baking mat onto a baking tray. 
  • Carefully start piping. Start by piping a 5inch/12cm circle. Then carefully, without lifting the piping bag, build up the sides of your meringue to make a nest. 
  • Place in oven and bake 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until lightly browned. 
  • Turn off the oven and leave meringues in, door closed until they are fully cooled down (about 1 hour to 1.5 hours) 


Cooking time includes resting time. Meringues cool in oven for around 1 hours after cooking. 
Keyword Chocolate Meringues, Meringue Nests