Chocolate-Peppermint Meringue Toques

345 30 servings, 1 toque (11 g) each
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Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
5
hr.
45
min.
Servings

30 servings, 1 toque (11 g) each

These cute and whimsical Chocolate-Peppermint Meringue Toques are sure to put smiles on everyone's faces. Surprisingly easy to make, these meringues are a great choice for festive gift-giving.

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  • Heat oven to 225ºF.
  • Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in large bowl with mixer on high speed 3 to 5 min. or until soft peaks form. Gradually add granulated sugar, 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating constantly until stiff peaks form. Whisk in peppermint extract.
  • Spoon into pastry bag fitted with large star tip. Use to pipe meringue mixture into 30 shapes on parchment-covered baking sheets. Top each with gum paste candy to resemble toque.
  • Bake 1-1/4 hours or just until meringues are dried. (Do not let meringues brown.) Turn off oven. Open oven door slightly; let meringues sit in oven 2 hours or until completed cooled.
  • Melt chocolate as directed on package. Dip bases of toques into chocolate; shake gently to let excess chocolate drip off. Return to prepared baking sheets. Let stand 2 hours or until chocolate is firm. Sprinkle with icing sugar before serving.

Substitute

Prepare using almond extract.

Food Facts

The cream of tartar helps increase the stability and volume of the beaten egg whites used to make the meringue. Look for cream of tartar in the baking section of your grocery store.

Servings

  • 30 servings, 1 toque (11 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 30 servings, 1 toque (11 g) each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 50
% Daily Value
Total fat 1.5g
Saturated fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 10mg
Carbohydrate 10g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
   
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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