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The Cutest Vegan Ghost Meringues for Halloween with 4 Ingredients

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Looking for gluten free and vegan ghost meringues? Look no further! Here is the easiest recipe for super cute BOO meringues you’ve ever seen!

They would make the perfect snack to go along with the egg carton pumpkin craft for kids!

These vegan ghost meringues are made with aquafaba, but don’t let that scare you away.

What is aquafaba?

Years ago, people who knew more about food science than me, discovered that the water from a can of chickpeas had similar properties to egg whites when whipped.

Which means you can use chickpea brine for all sorts of recipes that call for egg whites!

America’s Test Kitchen has the best aquafaba resource if you want to learn more!

Gluten Free and Vegan Ghost Meringues

vegan ghost meringues gluten free

What Ingredients Do I Need to Make Vegan Ghost Meringues?

1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar

1 cup minus a Tablespoon of strained Aquafaba from Canned Chick Peas

1 ½ cups sugar 

1 teaspoon of cornstarch

What Do I Need to Make Gluten Free Vegan Ghost Meringues?

Black frosting gel by Betty Crocker but ANY frosting will work

You NEED a stand mixer

piping bags

parchment paper

cooling racks

How Do I Make Vegan Ghost Meringues for Halloween?

  1. Preheat the oven to 275˚ and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. Put the cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment
  3. Pour the strained aquafaba over it, turn the mixer on low and let it mix in the cream of tartar
  4. Slowly increase the speed to medium and beat until the mixture is foamy
  5. Then increase the speed to high and beat until it holds soft peaks
  6. Slowly add the sugar Tablespoon by Tablespoon beating well between each addition
  7. Beat until it holds stiff peaks and it’s glossy
  8. Add the vanilla and beat it in for 30 seconds
  9. Sprinkle the corn starch over the top of the meringue and beat it in for 30 another seconds
  10. Cut the tip off of a disposable icing bag and  fit it with a one-inch tip, you can use bigger or smaller tips too-you can also just use a bag without a tip, they work just fine that way too
  11. Pipe your Boos on the prepared sheets, you can put them close together because they don’t spread very much
  12. Fill your lined baking sheets with them, make sure the bottom is wider than the top and pull up while you stop squeezing the piping bag to make a little point
  13. Bake the trays for 75 minutes, rotating them halfway through If you bake in the lower portion of the oven you won’t get browned ghosts
  14. Once they’re baked turn off the door, open it slightly, and let the oven cool off
  15. When the oven is cool remove the meringues to a cooling rack so the bottoms can dry
  16. Be sure your house is warm and dry or the meringues may get sticky
  17. Once they’re cool and you’re ready to eat them, add eyes and a mouth as desired vegan ghost meringues gluten free

How to Store Boo Meringues

Make sure to store your meringues in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within around 3-5 days. 

Do not add eyes and mouth until you are ready to serve and eat them!

Are Candy Eyes Gluten Free?

These edible candy eyes are super cute but you have to be careful about cross-contamination. Make sure you look at the ingredients

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Gluten Free Vegan Gingerbread Skeleton Cookies

Gluten free and Vegan Mummy Cake Pops

Gluten Free and Vegan Ghost Meringues

Gluten Free and Vegan Ghost Meringues

Yield: Makes up to 4 dozen
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Looking for gluten free and vegan ghost meringues? Look no further! Here is the easiest recipe for super cute BOO meringues you've ever seen!

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 cup minus a Tablespoon of strained Aquafaba from Canned Chick Peas
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch

Tools

  • Black frosting gel by Betty Crocker but ANY frosting will work
  • You NEED a stand mixer
  • piping bags
  • parchment paper
  • cooling racks

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 275˚ and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. Put the cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment
  3. Pour the strained aquafaba over it, turn the mixer on low and let it mix in the cream of tartar
  4. Slowly increase the speed to medium and beat until the mixture is foamy
  5. Then increase the speed to high and beat until it holds soft peaks
  6. Slowly add the sugar Tablespoon by Tablespoon beating well between each addition
  7. Beat until it holds stiff peaks and it’s glossy
  8. Add the vanilla and beat it in for 30 seconds
  9. Sprinkle the corn starch over the top of the meringue and beat it in for 30 another seconds
  10. Cut the tip off of a disposable icing bag and  fit it with a one-inch tip, you can use bigger or smaller tips too-you can also just use a bag without a tip, they work just fine that way too
  11. Pipe your Boos on the prepared sheets, you can put them close together because they don’t spread very much
  12. Fill your lined baking sheets with them, make sure the bottom is wider than the top and pull up while you stop squeezing the piping bag to make a little point
  13. Bake the trays for 75 minutes, rotating them halfway through 
  14. If you bake in the lower portion of the oven you won’t get browned ghosts
  15. Once they’re baked turn off the door, open it slightly, and let the oven cool off
  16. When the oven is cool remove the meringues to a cooling rack so the bottoms can dry
  17. Be sure your house is warm and dry or the meringues may get sticky
  18. Once they’re cool add eyes and a mouth as desired vegan ghost meringues gluten free

Notes

  • These are best made the day you plan to eat them
  • You can brush the bottom with melted vegan white chocolate and put them on cakes or cupcakes or on top of anything you want!
  • Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 37Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g

    All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on simplifyingfamily.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate. Even though I try to provide accurate nutritional information to the best of my ability, these figures should still be considered estimates.

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