Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cocoa Lava Kisses

Cocoa Lava Kisses ~  Look so yummy delicious!   I'm sure you'll want to try it then freeze some for later...(if they make it to your freezer!)  ;O)

These heavenly clouds of sweet chocolate work great to take care of a chocolate craving.  Plus, they're fat-free!   They are intensely sweet, which will make it easier to stop at 3.   hee-hee.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper

You'll need:  3 egg whites, 1/8 tsp of salt, 1 cup sugar, 2 tsp water, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 3 T unsweetened cocoa powder

Place egg whites in bowl. whip with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
Gradually add 1/2 cup of sugar to egg whites while constantly whipping.

Combine water & vanilla extract in a cup.  Add to mix, a few drops at a time, alternating with the remaining 1/2 cup sugar while constantly whipping.

Flake cocoa with a fork to break clumps.  Sift if necessary.  Fold completely into mix.
Place bite-size rounded teaspoons (not tablespoons) of batter onto the wax paper-lined sheets.

Bake approximately 30 minutes.  They will be dry on the outside, but moist and lava-like on the inside.  They will retain their shape.  If they become completely dry like Styrofoam, they are over baked. 
While kisses are still hot, remove from wax paper and place on a wire rack so they will not stick.   After cooling, store  kisses in an airtight container.

Makes 40 cookies.  

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