"Best Classic with a Twist" winner: Meringues

These won the "Best Classic with a Twist" category.
Do you like meringues? These are delicious. They are crisp and chewy at the same time. The chocolate chips add the perfect touch. And how about that secret ingredient!


2 egg whites
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
2/3 c. sugar
3 T. crushed salted soda crackers (about 4 crackers)
2/3 c. semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 300F. Beat egg whites til frothy. Add vanilla and cream of tartar. Continue beating while gradually adding sugar. When quite stiff, gently fold in cracker crumbs and chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheets. Bake 20 min. Remove immediately from pan. Cool. Store in dry place. Keep batter in fridge while waiting for next batch. Makes 2 1/2 dozen.

Meringue will not stiffen if grease is present. Use glass or metal bowls, do not use plastic.

Anna Marie said: This recipe was from a friend who said it came from "The Children's Friend" a long time ago.

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