These Candy Cane Kisses Meringues are made like the ones my mom made growing up but uses the Hershey’s candy cane kiss instead of chocolate.
This is just a quick one as it seems life is trying to crush me with a plethora of things to do.
I ran across the Hershey’s candy cane kisses at the store and picked up a bag figuring I could do something with them.
My mom used to make meringues at Christmas time so I thought I could do something with those.
So I chose to make Candy Cane Kisses Meringues.
In my mom’s meringues she just used a regular Hershey’s chocolate kiss which you can totally do here as well.
Or any Hershey’s kiss flavor for that matter.
I placed the kiss on the baking sheet and piped the meringue over the top of it.
If you don’t have piping equipment just use a spoon, which is what my mom did.
Things to Remember When Making Meringues:
Separate each egg white into a small bowl before adding it to the mixer in case the yolk breaks into the white.
If you do it in the small bowl and not the big one you only waste that egg white.
Otherwise you will lose all the egg whites if it gets any egg yolk in it.
Add the sugar in VERY slowly while the mixer runs. I add in about a teaspoon to a tablespoon at a time.
It makes a huge difference in the quality of your meringue.
Pipe your meringue as soon as it’s done.
Meringue will lose consistency if it sits around for a while.
Place meringues in the center rack of the oven,
Leave your meringue cookies on the cookie sheet in the oven for at least an hour and don’t keep opening the oven.
I personally leave them in overnight.
P.S. It’s a great day to buy my cookbook Holy Sweet!
Want More Peppermint Recipes?
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Babka
White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Fudge
Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cupcakes
Peppermint Bark Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake
Candy Cane Kisses Meringues
- 2 large egg whites
- 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup superfine sugar
- 24-36(depending on size of meringue you make) candy cane Hershey’s Kisses
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Unwrap kisses and place 12 on a baking sheet.
- Using a whisk attachment, on the low speed of a stand mixer, beat the eggs whites until foamy.
- Add the cream of tartar and beat until fluffy(do not overbeat).
- Beat in the vanilla.
- Turn the mixer to medium and add the sugar gradually, about 4 TBSP at a time.
- Continue beating while adding the remaining sugar in batches until all of the sugar is dissolved and the meringue is very glossy.
- Scoop 1 tsp of meringue onto the candy cane kiss, covering it completely (I used a piping bag for this), leave about 1 inch between the cookies.
- Place the baking sheets in the oven and turn the oven off.
- Leave the meringues in the oven for at least 1 hour(even overnight…which is what I like to do), so that the cookies turn crisp.
How easy – yet fun and festive. Wonderful.
What a cute idea!
Those are beyond cute!!
These are so cute! I just got some of those kisses and really liek the peppermint flavor. It’s really refreshing.
Aww what a good idea! They’d be perfect with a big cup of hot chocolate 😀
If you wanted to be really fancy, you’d try to pipe red stripes onto the meringues… it’s not a challenge or anything, I’m just saying it might be nice…
They look absolutely adorable, would love to try this recipe with dark chocolate kisses!
So cute and creative. What a great idea…
Ari (Baking and Books) says
I bet these taste wonderful and they look so pretty! The perfect thing to serve on a cute platter at parties.
Hope things settle down soon!
Pretty…put the strip in…hehehe.
What a cute idea, Peabody!
Patricia Scarpin says
These look lovely. And I bet they’re delicious as well!
What a fantastic idea! Matt would absolutely love these..he’s a mint-freak.
kathy sharkey says
I cant wait to try these. I might add some oilo of peppermint to the egg whites to really give it a peppermint zing as well as the pink stripes. Your photos are awesome. I can’t imagine having more than one awesome talent. you are inspiring!!
Chocolate Angie says
Those look delicious!
I have these in the oven right now and I’m super excited to try them! (I found this old old post on Pinterest.) I’m curious, did you dust them with powdered sugar? I’m bringing these to the parent teacher conferences night potluck.
You can dust them or roll them in it works best.