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Peppermint Meringues Recipe

Dietary Candy Recipe

Light, sweet, peppermint flavored, these tender Peppermint Meringues literally melt in your mouth! What greater pleasure than a mouth-watering dessert that isn't so laden with calories that you cringe when you climb on the scale the next day? Fluffy meringue is made of egg whites, which are fat free and almost calorie free!

Recipe Ingredients

2 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 peppermint candy canes, crushed

Candy Canes for Peppermint Meringues

Recipe Directions

In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Sprinkle with salt and cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased foil or paper-lined baking sheets; sprinkle with the crushed candy.

Bake at 225 degrees for 1-1/2 hours. Turn off heat; leave cookies in the oven with the door ajar for at least one hour or until cool. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Note

If this sounds sweet and tasty to you, but crushing candies isn't what you've bargained for, you can purchase Mint Twists Crushed Peppermint Candy# - especially made for baking! These save a lot of time, but have the great flavor of a peppermint candy cane.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 3 dozen
Serving Size: 1 merinuge
Calories: 21; Sodium: 12mg; Cholesterol: 0; Carbohydrates: 5g; Protein: trace; Fat: 0; Fiber: 0
Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 fruit

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