Light, airy and crisp, these chocolate dipped Orange Meringue Kisses are a fancy “cookie” you will enjoy! Easy prep, and a long, low temp. bake time.Light, airy and crisp, these chocolate dipped Orange Meringue Kisses are a fancy "cookie" you will enjoy! Easy prep, and a long, low temp. bake time.

Today I am sharing a delicious recipe I found online a few years ago for Orange Meringue Kisses (from Saveur Magazine). These light meringues with a hint of orange are fantastic!

Do you like to eat meringues? I do. There’s something about a “light as air cookie” with a crunchy exterior that I find quite lovely! The original recipe called for sandwiching two of the meringues together with a “glue” of white chocolate, but I decided to let them stand on their own as a single meringue.

I fancied them up a bit by dipping the bottoms of the meringue in a semi-sweet chocolate mixture. Once that hardened, I drizzled then with more chocolate (semi-sweet and white). Chocolate and orange is a favorite flavor combination of mine, and this pairing proved to be no exception. Delicious!

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Make Orange Meringue Kisses With A Few Ingredients

With only a few very basic ingredients, you can make these delicious orange meringues in no time at all. They are very easy to make! The majority of the time needed to make these crispy light cookies is simply letting them cook slowly in the oven. While they’re cooking on a really low temp, you can relax, or work on other projects. How easy is that?

 Meringues Bake And Then Are Decorated With Chocolate

Here is a photo of what the orange meringue kisses looked like straight out of the oven. They are ready to eat as soon as they cool, but I like to embellish them! Nothing too fancy, but now we will fancy them up a bit!

The orange meringue kisses are piped onto baking sheet and baked slowly.

Decorating Orange Meringue Kisses

First, “paint” the bottoms of the meringues with melted chocolate. Let them dry, then dip half of the meringue in chocolate. Place the “painted” meringues on wax paper to let the chocolate firm up. Semi-sweet chocolate AND white chocolate chips were to used to drizzle on the orange meringue kisses.

Orange meringue kisses are dipped in chocolate after baking.

Once the semi-sweet chocolate hardens, drizzle a bit of melted white chocolate over the tops. I even experimented with the shapes of the meringues (as you can see in this photo). When the chocolate firms up and hardens, the meringue cookies are ready to enjoy! You will be surprised how light, airy, and crunchy they are!

The meringues are dipped in chocolate and drizzled with more chocolate.

I really hope you will enjoy making AND eating these crunchy orange and chocolate flavored meringues. Remember to keep them in an airtight container, to ensure maximum crispness! Sure hope you enjoy them! Have a great day.

If you enjoy these treats, be sure to check out my recipe for Raspberry Chocolate Meringues! They are absolutely delicious, too! You can find ALL of my dessert recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page.

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Orange Meringue Kisses
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins

Light, airy and crisp, these chocolate dipped Orange Meringue Kisses are a fancy "cookie" you will enjoy! Easy prep, and a long, low temp. bake time.

Category: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange meringue kisses
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 53 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
For Meringues:
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract
  • 10 drops yellow food coloring
  • 2 drops red food coloring
For Garnish:
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips , melted
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening (melted, with the chocolate chips)
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips , melted
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, place the sugar and the egg whites. Whisk this mixture in the bowl, over a saucepan of simmering water. Be careful not to get any water into the bowl. Continue stirring until the mixture reaches 140 degrees on an instant read thermometer. Once the mixture reaches correct temp., remove the bowl from the pan.
  3. Beat the egg white/sugar mixture with a hand mixer for about 6 minutes, or until it has cooled down.
  4. Once egg white mixture is cool, add the orange extract and the drops of food coloring; Beat until the colors are well combined.
  5. Spoon the meringue into a pastry bag that has a 3/8" star tip on it. Pipe the meringue mix into 1" circles onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake at 200 degrees for approximately 2 hours, or until the meringues are crisp and dry. Once they are at this point, just turn off the oven; let the meringues finish cooling completely in the oven before removing. Place on wire rack to cool.
  7. Melt the chocolate chips and the shortening in the microwave (30 seconds-remove, stir...repeat for 20 seconds,if necessary, stir. Be careful not to burn chocolate.
  8. Using a pastry brush, "paint" the chocolate onto the bottoms of the meringues. Let dry. Paint the chocolate onto one side of the meringues. Let harden.
  9. Melt white chocolate the same method as for chocolate chips. Drizzle white chocolate over the hardened semi-sweet chocolate. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Store in covered container. When exposed to air too long, meringues can become "tacky" and lose their crispness.

Nutrition Facts
Orange Meringue Kisses
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 6g7%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Orange Meringue Kisses

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