Choc-chilli Meringue Bites

Looking for something with a little kick for Christmas treats? Try my choc-chilli meringue bites. You can make the meringue but I just get the smallest meringue from the supermarket and cheat!

Meringue 1 egg white 1/4 cup caster sugar 1 T coca powder

Choc-chilli Ganache 100g Lindt chilli chocolate 1/4 cup thickened cream 1 t chilli flakes1 t extra hot chilli powder

Using an electric mixer beat egg white until stiff, add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until all the sugar is added then add the cocoa.

Spoon heaped teaspoons of meringue onto baking paper lined trays and bake for 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 150 degrees Celsius. Leave in the oven to cool

Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over boiling water and melt. Remove the bowl from the heat and add the cream and the chilli until you are satisfied with the spicy heat.

Sandwich the ganache between two meringues and put aside until set.

Enjoy but warn your guests before they try them … or not!