"Made of baked meringue cookies and assembled with dots of melted chocolate, these little red cap mushrooms make for a friendly place setting at the Thanksgiving table, and they’re a sweet treat to boot! Just for fun, the mushroom “stems” are dipped in cocoa and matcha tea powders for a freshly foraged appearance, and white nonpareils create a spotty cap. For an extra warm, woodsy presentation, place them on top of ground green pistachios or shelled pumpkin seeds.
And best of all, baked meringues are naturally gluten-free. If you have guests with this dietary consideration, make sure to use gluten-free chocolate chips (such as Enjoy Life brand) and cocoa powder. Many brands of nonpareils and powdered food color are gluten-free, but some are not, so choose these ingredients with care."