These Chocolate Walnut Clouds with Cocoa Nibs are simply delightful. All the cookies I’ve been making lately using egg whites turned absolutely divine. Here I am not talking about macarons which are for me the greatest egg white dessert of all egg white-based desserts. These meringue clouds like Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are as delightful and totally melt in your mouth. They are crispy on the outside but still with a soft crispy texture inside, I must say I fall in love immediately. They almost taste like delicious macarons just that you don’t have to wait a day or two to be ready to serve. Once cooled you can enjoy these marvels and delight your taste buds.
A friend of mine told me I should try this recipe as it’s her favorite cookie recipe and I finally did it. I agree with her, combining a meringue with dark chocolate, walnuts and cocoa nibs makes it totally irresistible. I am not much of a fan of classic meringues but these are totally different. Airy and light, with texture and flavor, a perfect treat for whenever you are in the mood for something sweet and quick.
You can always change the ingredients and spices used like using cardamom, espresso powder, almond extract, walnuts, or hazelnuts, and make each time a different dessert. I could say they taste much better than they look. I am sure you will think the same.
Hope you will try these amazing Chocolate Walnut Clouds. Tag me on Instagram if you do and enjoy!
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Chocolate Walnut Clouds with Cocoa Nibs
- 1/4 cup walnuts , toasted and chopped
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 ½ tsp cocoa nibs
- 2 oz (60g ) bittersweet chocolate , finely chopped
- 3 large egg whites
- pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- extra flavors: almond extract , cardamom
- 1. Preheat the oven to 300F (150C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Toast the walnuts using a dry non stick pan. Let them cool slightly and chop. Place them in a medium bowl.
- Finely chop the chocolate and add over the walnuts. Add cornstarch, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, cardamom or any other spice you may want to use and stir to combine.
- Beat the egg whites with salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until the whites are stiff and glossy. Beat in the vanilla extract.
- Fold in the dry ingredients. Using an ice cream scoop make 8 mounds of the meringue onto each baking sheet. Scoop the remaining meringue on top of the existing mounds, like forming little snowmen.
- Bake the cookies in the upper and lower thirds of the oven for about 30-40 minutes, until firm when tapped; shift the sheets halfway through baking. Transfer the sheets to racks and let the cookies cool before serving.
Did you make this recipe?
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We were kind of on the same track with our cookies today—but i like the sound of yours much better! I think it’s the addition of chocolate and grinding the nuts 🙂
Wow these look so good ! Love egg white cookies and these are extra special! Pinned
Mmmmm . . . these look wonderful. Love that they’re gooey in the middle!
These look so much better than a regular meringue cookie! Yum, love the chocolate!
what a damn deliicous nutty dessert porn!!!
I just made some chocolate meringues too and they were divine! yours look even better!
You are killing me with these meringues. Loved everything about them, simply gorgeous!
Whhhat? A meringue chocolate crinkle cookie?! That sounds divine! These look positively addicting!
Wow, these cookies look phenomenal! The shell looks so heavenly and that chocolate center is divine! Pinning now 🙂
I made some similar cookies a couple weeks ago, but with big chunks of nuts. I’d much rather have yours!!!!
OHMYGOD loks delicious! Need them NOW!
yes.. these are incredible delicious.. much better than they actually look:)
I made this minus the cocoa nibs because I didn’t have any and they were simply amazing! Loved them so much
Any substitutes for cacao nibs?
You can leave it out.