Peppermint White Chocolate Meringues 

Experience the holiday season in every bite with these Peppermint White Chocolate Meringues, a delightful confection that combines the light, airy texture of meringues with the rich sweetness of white chocolate and the refreshing zing of peppermint. Perfect for holiday parties, as gifts for loved ones, or a treat next to a cozy fireplace, these meringues are sure to captivate and delight anyone lucky enough to try them.


  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Crushed peppermint candies, for garnish


  1. Prepare for Baking: Preheat your oven to a low 225°F (105°C) to ensure a slow, even bake that will dry out the meringues without browning them. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whip Egg Whites: In a clean, dry bowl, combine the egg whites with the cream of tartar. Whip until foamy. The cream of tartar helps stabilize the egg whites and allows them to hold their shape.
  3. Add Sugar: Gradually add granulated sugar while continuing to beat the mixture. Keep beating until it forms glossy and stiff peaks. This might take a few minutes, but it’s essential for creating the perfect texture.
  4. Flavor with Peppermint: Gently fold in the peppermint extract into the meringue, being careful not to deflate the mixture.
  5. Pipe the Meringues: Using a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip, pipe the meringue into 1 1/2-inch sized mounds on the prepared baking sheet. Space them adequately to allow air circulation.
  6. Bake: Place the meringues in the oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Then, turn off the oven and let the meringues sit inside for an additional hour with the door closed. This process helps dry out the meringues thoroughly.
  7. Prepare Chocolate Dip: Melt the white chocolate chips with the vegetable oil in a microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. The oil helps make the chocolate more fluid for dipping.
  8. Dip and Decorate: Dip the base of each meringue into the melted chocolate, then immediately sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies. Set them on parchment paper to harden.

Nutritional Information

Each serving contains approximately 85 calories, making these meringues a lighter dessert option for those mindful of their calorie intake during the indulgent holiday season.

Tips for Perfect Meringues

  • Bowl Cleanliness: Ensure the bowl you use for whipping the egg whites is free from any grease, as fat can prevent the whites from reaching full volume.
  • Egg White Purity: Be cautious not to include any yolk with the whites. Even a small amount of fat from the yolk can compromise the integrity of the meringue.
  • Chocolate Dipping: Dip the meringues while the chocolate is still warm for a smooth finish and quick setting.
  • Setting the Chocolate: Allow the dipped meringues to set at room temperature to prevent the chocolate from cracking, which can occur due to temperature shock if refrigerated.

These Peppermint White Chocolate Meringues are not just a treat; they are a festive experience. Whether you’re setting them out at a holiday party, gifting them to a friend, or enjoying them by the fire, these meringues bring the essence of the holiday season to your dessert table. Enjoy crafting these little bites of joy, and may your holidays be merry and bright!

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