Recipe: Mini Meringue Nests with Chocolate Creme

You know how it is – you’ve had a wonderful, syn-free meal, and now everyone is having pudding and you feel left out. But you don’t have to! There are plenty of ways you can have a delicious dessert without blowing your syns allowance, and this is one of my favourites.

Key:
F = Free food (eat as much as you like)
S = Speed food (these should make up at least a third of your meal)
P = Protein free food (eat as much of these as you like!)
HEa = Healthy Extra A (a daily allowance of dairy produce)
HEb = Healthy Extra B (a daily allowance of a product with fibre)
# = a number denotes roughly how many syns are in foods used

12265746_10156132383605386_517592008313908662_oMINI MERINGUE NESTS WITH CHOCOLATE CREME
Makes 4 @ 1.5 syns each

Ingredients:

  • 4 mini meringue nests (4)
  • 2 tbsp quark (P)
  • 1 sachet Options or Highlights hot chocolate (2)
  • Fruit to garnish

Directions:

  • Mix the quark with the hot chocolate powder.
  • Divide into four and spoon onto the mini meringue nests.
  • Top with fruit to garnish.

I know some people like to add some sweetener to the quark and hot chocolate mixture, but as it’s such a small amount of quark, I didn’t feel it needed it – the chocolate “creme” was sweet, thick, rich and chocolaty, and the there was no tell-tale tang in the quark. I popped a raspberry on top of each of mine, and they looked lovely as well as tasting delicious.

I chose Morrison’s mini meringue nests, which are 1 syn each, and just big enough to eat in two or three dainty bites, and just enough to satisfy those sugar-cravings. Not only that, they can be whipped up in a jiffy, so there’s no waiting around – they can be on your plate within a moment, so it’s a great last-minute option. They’d also be great at a buffet!

This is definitely a treat I will enjoy regularly!

If you try this recipe, please do let me know what you thought of it by leaving a comment below – I’d love to know our thoughts!

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