Meringue Candy Canes

Prep 30 m
Bake 75 m
Stand 60 m



  1. 1 of 5 Position racks in middle of oven. Heat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. 2 of 5 Fit large pastry bag with 1/2-inch round tip, and medium-size bag with 1/4-inch round tip. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. For template, cut a candy-cane shape from light cardboard or posterboard. Lightly trace 36 candy canes on parchment paper, 1/2 inch apart, tracing around template. Flip parchment paper over.
  3. 3 of 5 In medium-size bowl, beat whites, cream of tartar and salt with electric mixer at medium speed until foamy. Adding 1 tablespoon sugar at a time, beat until stiff, glossy peaks form. Beat in extract. Remove 1/2 cup meringue; tint pink with coloring.
  4. 4 of 5 Transfer white meringue to large pastry bag and pink meringue to medium-size bag. Fill in tracings with white meringue; pipe pink stripes diagonally across candy canes.
  5. 5 of 5 Bake canes in 200 degree oven 1-1/4 hours. Turn oven off; let meringues sit in oven 1 hour. With metal spatula, transfer canes to wire rack; let cool completely. Makes 3 dozen candy canes.
Nutrition Information for Meringue Candy Canes
Servings Per Recipe:
Per Serving: 12 kcal cal., 3 g carb., 21 mg sodium, 0 g pro., 0 g fiber, 0 g sat. fat, 0 mg chol., 0 g Fat, total