I tried making chocolate meringues for the first time today (first time for any meringues) and they just wouldn't work. No matter how long I whisked it for witn my electric whisk (and it was over 10 mins - I had to stop as the motor started to get too hot and smell slightly) it just wouldn't peak properly. I kind of knew it wouldn't work but cooked it anyway. They taste ok but still very wet and over sticky. The recipe I used said 4 egg whites and 220g of sugar (with one tablespoon of cocoa powder stirred in towards the end). Any ideas why my mixture wouldn't peak? Did I give up too early?