Meringue Kisses
Recipe from Parents

These pretty, colorful dessert puffs will melt in your mouth.


Meringue Kisses

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Servings: 12
Yield: 48 Meringue Kisses
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Ingredients
  • 3   
    large egg whites
  • 3/4  cup 
    sugar
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/3  cup 
    each pink, purple, and red melting wafers
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons 
    vegetable shortening, divided
Directions
1.
Heat oven to 200 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with wax paper. In large bowl, combine egg whites, sugar, and salt. Place bowl over a pot of gently simmering water, and whisk constantly until sugar dissolves and mixture feels warm to the touch, about 5 minutes.
2.
Remove bowl from water bath. With mixer on high speed, beat egg-white mixture until stiff peaks form, about 8 minutes. Spoon meringue into a large bag fitted with a star tip. Pipe 1-1/2-inch-size kisses onto baking sheets lined with wax paper. Bake 1 hour. Turn off oven, but leave in meringues until completely cool, about 1 hour.
3.
Place melting wafers in 3 separate bowls, with 1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening in each. Microwave 30 seconds, stir, and microwave 30 seconds more, until melted. Line counter with wax paper. Dip cooled kisses into melted wafers, place on wax paper, and cool completely.
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