Peppermint Marshmallow Meringues
Are you having nightmares about what to do with those 101 candy canes you are getting from everywhere? Here is a great recipe to use them in. It’s a little different, but you’ll like it!
These delightful snacks are great to give as gifts or to serve with a cup of hot cocoa. Take your gift one step further by filling a basket with a bag of these Peppermint Twist Marshmallows, a mug, some hot chocolate mix and a candy cane for a stir stick.
Peppermint Twist Marshmallows Recipe
1 cup powdered sugar
3-4 tsp. water
Peppermint candy canes or candies, crushed
Mix sugar and water to the consistency of a thin glaze. Dip half of the marshmallow into glaze. Shake slightly to remove excess, then roll in crushed candy. Place on wax paper with coated side up. You may serve this on a skewer in hot chocolate or al by itself.
Don’t be afraid of meringues. They are so easy. Just be sure your utensils and bowl are grease free. This recipe has long instructions but the Peppermint Meringues are really very easy to make.
Peppermint Meringues Recipe
2 egg whites
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cream of tarter
1/2 cup sugar
2 peppermint candy sticks, crushed
Beat egg whites until foamy. Sprinkle with salt and cream of tarter then beat to soft peaks. Gradually add sugar beating to stiff peaks ( about 7 minutes). Drop by spoonfuls on to ungreased foil or paper lined baking pans. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Bake at 225 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Turn off heat and leave cookies in oven with door ajar for 1 hour or until cool. Store in an airtight container.