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Chocolate Chip Puffs

These Chocolate Chip Puffs are a fun treat, created specially by Chef Ron DeSantis for Valentine's Day - but enjoyable any day!

Takes . Serves 10+.


  • 4 each Egg white
  • 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups Chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 300F, no convection.
  2. Beat egg whites and salt on high speed until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes. While beating, slowly pour sugar into egg whites. Add vanilla extract and continue to beat until very stiff, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Sift cocoa powder into egg whites and fold in using a whisk.
  4. Add chocolate chips and fold in using a rubber spatula.
  5. Drop 2 tablespoons of mixture onto parchment paper. Makes 35 cookies.
  6. Bake 40-45 minutes. Cookies will be dry and soft. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to wire rack. Store at room temperature covered with waxed paper.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 52

Total Fat: 2g

Sodium: 14mg

Total Carbohydrate: 8g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Posted on: February 10, 2015

By: Ronald DeSantis, Master Chef

Culinary NXT

Ron DeSantis is the founder of Culinary NXT, a food service advisory practice, and is one of only 68 certified master chefs.