Chocolate Toffee Meringue Drops Chocolate Toffee Meringue Drops

Image: Canadian Living | Holiday Baking 2014

Inspired by traditional Italian cookies known as "brutti ma buoni," which translates to "ugly, but good," these airy, crispy and chewy meringue drops are essential holiday goodies.

  • Portion size 28 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



In large heatproof bowl set over saucepan of gently simmering (not boiling) water, heat egg whites with sugar, whisking occasionally, until foamy and opaque, about 10 minutes; remove from heat. With electric beaters, beat until cool, thick and glossy, about 7 minutes. Fold in flour; fold in vanilla. Fold in toffee bars.

Drop by heaping 1 tbsp, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, onto parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 350°F (180°C) oven until bottoms are light brown and tops are no longer shiny, 25 to 28 minutes. Let cool on pans. Sprinkle with icing sugar (if using). (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store for up
to 3 days.)

Tip from The Test Kitchen: Fold the flour, vanilla and toffee bars into the meringue with just a few quick folds each to keep it from deflating.

Nutritional facts per piece: about

  • Sodium 41 mg
  • Sugars 11 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 73.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Potassium 12 mg
  • Cholesterol 6 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g


  • Iron 1.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
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Chocolate Toffee Meringue Drops