Meringues are the simplest things to make.
They can be made into tiny morsels of sugary goodness or a size of a cookie or you can add a stick and you have yourself a meringue pop.
- 3 large egg whites
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar
- pinch of salt
- 2/3 cup extra fine sugar
How to make meringues
Place your egg whites in a small bowl and let them come to room temperature
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees
When egg whites reach room temperature, place them in your mixing bowl that is attached to a whisk and add vanilla, cream of tartar and salt
Beat on medium speed until foamy
Add food coloring of your choice. See note below.
Gradually add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition until sugar is dissolved. Continue adding until all the sugar is added and dissolved. Beat the mixture until stiff glossy peaks form. Around 7 minutes.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, use a dab of your meringue to hold the corners down.
Cut the tip off a piping bag, add your desired decorating tip and fill piping bag with meringue. pipe designs on your parchment paper.
Bake for 40-45 minutes in your oven, do not open the oven door. Turn off the oven and leave meringues in the oven to completely cool off.
Remove from baking sheet and store in an airtight container at room temperature.
If you want to color the meringue different shades as I did, add the already made meringue in bowls, add 1-2 drops of food coloring gel and gently fold until its mixed and a uniform color.
To make these into pops, I melted a few candy melts, dipped sticks into the melted mixture and attached to the back of the meringue and let harden.