These meringues are great with coffee or with cream for dessert. Substitute 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules or 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa for the vanilla if you like. Sandwich them together with melted white or dark chocolate.
My daughter and I love the tiny sugar-free meringues that we purchase at the supermarket. We adjusted this recipe using Splenda sweetener and assorted flavorings including pineapple and lemon extracts. After baking in our convection oven at 300 degrees for thirty minutes, these little meringues were just like the supermarket variety, except much cheaper. Yum. A tasty, simple indulgence that doesn't affect our waistlines! - 14 Aug 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
so instead of sugar i used splenda, and insodoing lowered the calorie count per giant meringue (not mini at all!!) !! i wanted something sweet and crunchy for my new healthier regime, and these fit the bill. melt in your mouth and cotton candy like...i did add 1/4 tsp lemon zest and next time would put more, while probably halving the splenda because these were VERY sweet. i liked when the center was gooey AND when it solidified. who knew meringues were so easy? - 14 Feb 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Made with three egg whites, "Armando's Mexican Natural Vanilla," and 1/4 cup of "Splenda Sugar Blend," these mini meringues are reminiscent of the angel food candies that are in grocery stores at Christmas time. Delicious! Agreed, best to bake at a lower temperature (200-250) as they do brown quickly. - 04 Jun 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)