Got this from Better Homes and Gardens. Awesome! Tip: Use a metal, glass or stoneware bowl to mix meringues. Avoid plastic. Key to success is to watch the 'look' of the egg whites. When they have a satin sheen, it's time to add more sugar. If they become lumpy or grainy,you've beated to long. Toss and start over.
1Let egg whites stand in large bowl at room temp. 30 mins. Preheat oven to 300. Line cookie sheet parchment paper or lightly greased foil.
2Beat egg whites and cream of tarter on med. to high speed until soft peaks form[tips curl]. Gradually add sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until glossy anf stiff peaks form[tips stand straight]. fold in 1/4 cup of the chocolate and 1/4 cup of the nuts.
3Drop meringue in 6 mounds 2 in. apart on prepared sheet. Using back of spoon, swirl the top of each meringue into a high tip that curls.
4Place meringues in oven, immediately decrease oven temp to 200. Bake 1 1/2 hours or until crisp and dry on outsides. Cool completely on sheet on a wire rack.Gently peal cooled meringues of paper or foil. Sprinkle w/ remaining chocolate & nuts. Serve.
Store in an airtight container at room temp up to 24 hours.