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Ghost Meringue Pancakes

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    Whether or not you love candy corn, you’ll love these candy-corn-colored pancakes topped with scary meringue ghosts.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 6
    Ghost Meringues
    2 egg whites
    ½ c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar, divided
    ½ c. Hy-Vee powdered sugar
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract
    Hy-Vee mini semi-sweet chocolate baking chips, for eyes
    Candy Corn Pancakes
    2 c. Hy-Vee buttermilk complete pancake and waffle mix
    1 ⅓ c. water
    Yellow food coloring
    Orange food coloring
    Ghost Goo
    Hy-Vee hazelnut creamy spread with skim milk and cocoa
    Hy-Vee candy corn

    Things To Grab

    • Baking sheet
    • Parchment paper
    • Electric mixer
    • Wire racks
    • 4 medium bowls
    • Griddle or large heavy skillet
    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
    • Spatula


    1. For ghost meringues: Place egg whites in medium bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. 

    2. Beat egg whites with an electric mixer on medium until soft peaks form (tips curl). Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until peaks form (tips stand straight). Fold in powdered sugar and vanilla. Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. 

    3. Pipe ghosts 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes or until dry and remove easily from parchment paper. Transfer to wire racks; add baking chips while meringues are warm; cool completely. 

    4. For candy corn pancakes: Whisk together mix and water in a medium bowl. Divide batter into 3 portions. Tint one portion with yellow food coloring, and another with orange food coloring. For each pancake, pour ¼ cup batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or large heavy skillet. Cook over medium-low heat for 2 minutes or until bubbles break at surface. Flip; continue cooking for 2 minutes or until golden brown. 

    5. For ghost goo: Stack yellow, orange, and white pancakes. Spread top of stack with hazelnut spread. Top with meringues and candy corn, if desired. 

    Nutrition facts


    260 Calories per serving
    3 pancakes

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 1.5g
    • Cholesterol: 10mg
    • Sodium: 430mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 56g
    • Protein: 5g

    Daily Values

    Iron 10%
    Calcium 6%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 2%