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Peppermint Kisses

 Peppermint Kisses
"These are fun, refreshing and low in fat!" notes field editor Lynn Bernstetter of Lake Elmo, Minnesota.
18 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 peppermint candy canes (one green, one red), crushed

Directions

  • In a bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add salt and cream of tartar;
  • beat until soft peaks form. Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time,
  • until stiff and glossy.
  • Spoon meringue into a pastry bag or a resealable plastic bag. If
  • using a plastic bag, cut a 1-in. hole in a corner.
  • Squeeze 1-1/2-in. kisses of meringue onto ungreased foil-lined baking
  • sheets. Sprinkle half with red crushed candy canes and half with
  • green candy canes.
  • Bake at 225° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until dry but not brown.
  • Cool; remove from foil. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 32 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.