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!
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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
- 4 egg whites
- 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 370 g (1 ¾ c + 2 Tbsp) sugar
- 100 ml (3.38 oz) water
- 1 package wafer crusts
- 300 to 350 g semi-sweet chocolate or other chocolate
- toppings of your choice
- 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 Step By Step Instructions
Beat the egg whites, vanilla bean paste, and 70 grams (⅓ c + 1 tsp) of the sugar until stiff.
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.
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!
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