Schaumküsse: German Chocolate Covered Meringue Treats

Be a kid again with these Schaumküsse treats! They’re so easy to make, and NO OVEN is required. Yes, I am allowing you to more or less stay cool in this summer heat! Kiddos and adults will love these!



Ready In:

30 mins



Good For:



About this Recipe

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Creamy clouds of sweet vanilla-flavored fluff on an airy wafer, surrounded by crisp chocolate.. I’m addicted. Schaumküsse (translating from German to ‘foam kisses’) were one of the childhood treats I loved so much. And I still do to this point. In Germany, you can buy these packaged out in the supermarket isle where you find all those amazing German Milka, Ritter Sport and Kinder chocolates as well. I have not yet discovered them in the US. However, I have heard rumors that you can buy them online and sometimes at local European grocery stores. Quality NOT guaranteed if you do that though because after traveling from Europe to the US, who knows how long it sits on a shelf before some homesick German fan picks them up.

Making your own is so very simple, you’ll quickly forget about scouring the web for these. AND the homemade version also allows you to use the best, pasture-raised eggs, high quality ingredients and whatever kind of amazing chocolate and toppings you want to use for your Schaumküsse! I didn’t make any white chocolate covered ones this go around, but I LOVE THEM! I also love the option of topping them with sprinkles, different kinds of nuts, freeze-dried berries, or whatever your mind can dream up.

One of the typical German ways to indulge in these is to pop one between a crusty French roll, smush it together, so all the fluff runs out the sides, and enjoy. A German friend of mine that lives here in Kansas City created the ‘German S’Mores’ analogy for this, and I couldn’t agree more. SO SO GOOD. Drop whatever you’re doing and make these right now! Your oven is staying off for these, so you can stay cool, so there are no excuses! 🙂 Scroll down for the recipe.

Ingredients For Schaumküsse


  • Glazing the Schaumküsse: I placed my Schaumküsse on a cookie sheet, then beat it onto the counter a few times for the chocolate to evenly settle.


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Schaumküsse Essentials

Schaumküsse Step By Step Instructions

Step 1

Using a small biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter, cut circles from wafer crusts (available at European grocery stores). Lay out on a sheet of parchment paper.

Step 2

Beat the egg whites, vanilla bean paste, and 70 grams (1/3 c + 1 tsp) of the sugar until stiff.

Step 3

Boil the water and 300 grams (1.5 c) of sugar until you get a thickened syrup, about 5 minutes. Once the syrup is ready, gradually beat it in with the egg whites and continue beating the fluff until it has cooled down.

Step 4

Transfer to a piping bag with a large round tip (I simply used the decorating bag coupler I have without a tip), and pipe onto the wafer rounds.

Step 5

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and spoon over the Schaumküsse. If you would like, you can decorate the Schaumküsse with different kinds of toppings such as sprinkles, nuts, chocolate candy, freeze-dried fruit, or whatever you want! So fun!

Drink Pairing:

Mozart Vodka Shot

I hate shots… BUT not this one! 🙂 I mean.. who can say no to chocolatey goodness called Mozart Chocolate Liqueur that doesn’t even taste like alcohol, smothered with chocolate whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles?? Nobody.

To create your Mozart Shot, simply together Mozart and Vodka, beat 8 oz whipping cream with powdered sugar, vanilla and cocoa powder, pipe over shot and decorate with chocolate sprinkles or a dusting of cocoa powder. Prost!

  • 1 oz vodka
  • .5 oz Mozart chocolate liqueur
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp chocolate whipped cream (8 oz whipping cream, 1 Tbsp powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp cocoa powder)
  • chocolate sprinkles

Click here to see where the Austrian Mozart Chocolate Liqueur is available for purchase in your area.

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