Peppermint Meringue Kisses! They are so addictive; it is not funny. The good thing is that they are incredibly light so if you end up eating five of them, you won’t get a stomach ache. This is especially important during the holiday season since there is only so much chocolate a human body can (and probably should ;)) handle. Would you like to try out more holiday season recipes? Visit [the recipe page] and select [Holiday Recipes] under [Meals].
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Nutritional Information per Portion
Other things you need
- Food Scale
- Cooking Pot
- Dinner Spoon - Ideally a silicone spatula.
- Cookie Sheet - Ideally more than one.
- Parchment Paper
- Piping Bag
- Piping Tip
- Food Processor or Mortar and Pestle
- Weigh your ingredients.
- Preheat the oven to 110 degrees Celsius or 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Put some water in your cooking pot and put the pot on the stove.
- Set the stove to a low setting. The water should not boil, it should merely be warm.
- Put the egg whites and sugar in a bowl and place the bowl on top of the cooking pot. To do this, it is important that your bowl is wider than your cooking pot.
- While the warmth of the water in the cooking pot gently warms up the mixture, make sure to stir regularly.
- It will take about 5 minutes for the sugar to dissolve.
- Chop up the candy canes in a food processor or crush them using a mortar and pestle. Make sure the candy cane turns into little sprinkles. [See pictures of the Peppermint Meringue Kisses to get an idea.]
- Cover your cookie sheet(s) with parchment paper.
- Once the sugar has dissolved, take the bowl from the cooking pot and wipe the water from the bottom of the bowl.
- Set your mixer to the highest speed and mix your egg whites and sugar till stiff peaks have formed. This will take about 10 minutes.
- Pick a piping tip and place it in the piping bag. Then fill your piping bag with the airy egg-white-and-sugar mixture.
- Pipe the meringue kisses onto your cookie sheet(s).
- Sprinkle the crushed candy cane over your meringue kisses.
- Bake the Peppermint Meringue Kisses for 90 minutes to 120 minutes. The Peppermint Meringue Kisses should not turn brown but they need to be hard in the centre. [See good to know section.]
- Turn off the oven and open the oven door a little bit. Let the Peppermint Meringue Kisses cool down in the oven.
- Enjoy your Peppermint Meringue Kisses!
Good to know
- Storing: Make sure to store your sweets in an airtight container if you are not eating all of them right away.
- Shelf life: The sweets will stay good for several weeks if stored correctly.
- Organic: To make this recipe organic, only use organic ingredients.
- Using Eggs: Make sure your eggs are still good before you use them. How? [Check out my article!]
- Egg-Free: To make this recipe egg-free, replace the egg white with the liquid from a can of garbanzo beans. Add a dash of cream of tartar to stabilise the mixture.
- Baking Time: Depending on the size of your sweets, the baking time may vary. If you are trying the recipe and/or piping tip for the first time, keep an eye on your sweets to make sure they do not brown.
Know What You Eat
Both when buying food or when making your own, it is important to inform yourself about the nutritional value. Have a look at the nutrition label, learn about your serving size and what nutrients this product will bring to the table.
If you want to compare different products and their values, it is easier to look at a label where the values are given per 100 grams. This way you get a better understanding of the categories certain products belong to when it comes to nutritional values. Is this a product with a high sugar content? Does it contain a lot of fibre? How does this product measure up if I am looking to stick to a low-sodium diet?
Keep in mind that if you are looking to eat healthily, you should not just avoid eating fat and/or sugar. We need both in our daily diet. Make sure however to be aware of where you get your lipids and sugars from. As a rule of thumb, you could say; variation is very important in your diet and in general, the closer your food is to come straight from the source, the better.
If you want to read more about healthy food choices, check out my article [Healthy Food Choices]. Truthful Food also has a continuously growing article category solely focusing on specific ingredients and nutrients for everyone who wants to take a closer look at what you can find in your food.
*All given nutritional information is an indication. Due to differences in how ingredients are produced, where they are purchased and how the recipe is prepared, nutritional values may vary.