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Peppermint Snowcap Meringues
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Cool
2 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 45 mins
 
These meringue cookies are crunchy, airy, super light, and dipped in chocolate and crushed peppermint candies, making them a favorite at the holidays.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: cookies, meringue, peppermint
Servings: 30
Calories: 31 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 (5-inch) peppermint candy canes, finely crushed (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, add egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar. Beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Continue to beat, gradually adding in the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Transfer the meringue to a Ziploc bag; cut a very small corner off and pipe out meringue onto the parchment into dollops about the width of a quarter, 1 inch apart.
  4. Bake in the oven for 1 1/2 hours until dry, but not at all brown. Turn off the heat and allow the meringues to rest in the oven with the door closed for another couple of hours until completely cool.
  5. Place crushed candy canes in a bowl.
  6. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips in 30 second intervals until smooth.
  7. Remove the meringues from parchment (they should pop right off, but if not, use a spatula) and gently dip them first in the melted chocolate, then in the candy canes. Place back on the baking sheets to set for a few minutes and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Best if eaten the same day, but will keep for a few days in an airtight container.

(adapted from my Maple Meringues with Dark Chocolate)

Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Snowcap Meringues
Amount Per Serving
Calories 31 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 4g4%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.