8 Treats That Use Up Extra Egg Whites

When you make a custard or creamy cake using only egg yolks, you don’t have to pour the extra egg whites down the drain. You can make these recipes using egg whites to avoid food waste (and treat yourself to a tasty dessert)!

Recipes Using Egg Whites

8 delicious recipes using egg whites

1. Meringue

Orange Meringue Kisses

Orange meringue kisses via Bluprint instructor Gale Gand

They look (and taste!) fancy, but meringues are actually simple to make. With a little attention to detail, you can achieve those perfect peaks and bake melt-in-your-mouth meringue.

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2. Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake

It’s egg whites that make angel food cake so light and fluffy. This recipe uses a whole dozen of them for a lofty, delicious cake.

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3. Fruit Soufflés

Raspberry Souffle

Traditional soufflés get their structure, rise and rich flavor from egg yolks, but this one changes the game by subbing egg whites, making a typically indulgent dessert completely fat free.

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4. Candy Buttons

DIY Candy Dots

Did you know you can make this candy store favorite at home? The best part is you probably have everything you need in your pantry: powdered sugar, egg whites, vanilla and food coloring.

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5. Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

Just five ingredients come together to make classic macaroons that are crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.

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6. Almond Macaroons

Almond Macaroons

If you’re not a fan of coconut, you can still try making macaroons! This recipe uses almonds instead, resulting in a nutty, amaretto-like flavor.

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7. Tuile Cookies

Tuiles

These French delicacies are a tasty baking challenge. After baking a thin batter, you’ll roll up the lacy cookies and dust them with powdered sugar.

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8. Quick Frosting

seven minute frosting

This fluffy frosting — called “seven-minute” frosting due to its mixing time — is the perfect topping for cakes, cupcakes and cookies.

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