Chocolate Peppermint Meringues

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Chocolate Peppermint Meringues

Christmas is just a short two weeks away. There are so many holiday parties and get togethers going on. We thought this would make a great holiday gift for your hostess or could even be great just as a dessert for your party. Or shoot, who am I kidding, I make them for myself sometimes at home just to have in the mornings with my coffee.  And I will say, these go great with coffee and will soon become one of your favorite Christmas cookie recipes.

There is nothing hard about these meringues. I piped them with a Wilton star tip to get this shape. Anything close to this will work. Use whatever you have. When I was developing the recipe, I didn’t even bother with the visual and just spooned the meringue out onto the pan. If that’s all you can do, they still turn out beautiful. They are just a bit more rustic. My tip would be to keep them small. Meringues are crumbly, so the larger they are the messier it is to eat them.

Now for the chocolate, use the best you have laying around. Chips won’t work because you will need to use a grater and grate the chocolate into little shavings. For the peppermint, I used a half of a candy cane. I put it in a Ziploc bag and smashed it with a rolling pin to powder basically and measured out a tablespoon for the recipe. You want this to be almost powder, otherwise the chunks are too heavy for the meringue and sink to the bottom. You just want the taste but not the texture.


For the baking, I baked these in an extremely low temperature oven. We cooked at 250 F for 50 minutes. Wait for the oven to reach the proper temperature before putting them in. Once the 50 minutes were up, I left them in the oven for about 10 more minutes with the oven turned off. After 10 minutes, I took them out, let them cool completely, and stored them in an airtight container. They should last for about 2 weeks.

If chocolate isn’t your thing and you just want peppermint meringues, I can help you there. We did a 12 days of Christmas marathon a couple of years back, and this peppermint meringue recipe was included. All our Christmas themed recipes can be found under that category if you are in a hurry.

Give the recipe a try. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Happy Holidays!

Chocolate Peppermint Meringues

Chocolate Peppermint Meringues

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon peppermint candy, finely crushed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F.
  2. Using a box grater, slice/shred the chocolate. Don't let the chocolate melt on your hand. Stop for a minute if you need to.
  3. In a bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on low until frothy, then increase the speed to medium high and mix until stiff peaks form when you lift out the whisk, 5-7 minutes.
  4. Turn the speed to low and slowly add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. You will know this is done when the meringue holds on to the whisk and keeps the shape when you take it off.
  5. Gently fold in the chocolate and peppermint using a spatula. Do not overmix.
  6. Pipe the meringues, or drop by spoonful, onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes or until you can lift the meringues off the parchment without them sticking.
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54 comments… add one

  • Annie @ Annie's Noms December 14, 2017, 7:55 am

    I can’t believe Christmas is so soon, where has this year gone?! These meringues look delicious; peppermint and chocolate is one of my favourite festive combinations!

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    • serena December 15, 2017, 9:06 am

      I know I was just saying that yesterday! The years are zooming by!

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  • Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy December 14, 2017, 8:27 am

    I’ve been wanting to make holiday meringues forever! You just gave me that final push today!

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    • serena December 15, 2017, 9:05 am

      Enjoy 🙂

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  • Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie December 14, 2017, 8:48 am

    Oh my! These looks so good! I want to munch on them right now!

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    • serena December 15, 2017, 9:05 am

      Thanks so much! Enjoy

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  • Stephanie@ApplesforCJ December 14, 2017, 9:20 am

    These cookies sound so easy to make and I’m loving the peppermint & chocolate combo. They’d be a great addition to the Holiday cookie tray!

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    • serena December 15, 2017, 9:06 am

      Definitely! I also love them as gifts. They travel well.

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  • Alyssa Arora December 14, 2017, 9:59 am

    I’d love to pop these little morsels into my mouth! I’m sure they’re super addicting.

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    • serena December 15, 2017, 9:05 am

      So addicting. I’m almost sad they are bite size because I can’t stop eating them.

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  • Jessica Levinson December 14, 2017, 1:42 pm

    Oh, do these look so delicious! These are definitely a must make!

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    • serena December 15, 2017, 9:04 am

      Thanks so much! Enjoy 🙂

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  • Melissa Chapman December 15, 2017, 10:27 am

    Those came out so well, the shape is perfect and I am sure they taste just as good. It is so interesting that it cooks at 250 and a long time, so i will try this.

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    • serena December 15, 2017, 7:30 pm

      Give it a try. Please share if you do. Enjoy 🙂

      Reply
  • Laura @ MommyDearest December 15, 2017, 11:45 am

    Oooh I love meringues and these are perfect for the holidays. I think I might whip some of these up tonight.

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    • serena December 15, 2017, 7:31 pm

      Enjoy!

      Reply
  • Krystal Butherus December 15, 2017, 3:22 pm

    Oh my these look so delicious! This will make for a great addition to my cookie making!

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    • serena December 15, 2017, 7:31 pm

      Enjoy!

      Reply
  • Rebecca Bryant December 15, 2017, 3:53 pm

    Og my yes, please. This peppermint dessert looks delish. I would eat the whole plate.

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    • serena December 15, 2017, 7:32 pm

      I pretty much ate the entire last batch. Yum

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  • Karen Morse December 15, 2017, 5:51 pm

    Talk about a lovely sweet treat for the Holidays! Meringues are really lovely and it’s nice to play with the flavors too! This chocolate with the peppermint is perfect!

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    • serena December 15, 2017, 7:33 pm

      They are so simple and have such a large flavor. I’m enjoying them

      Reply
  • Lisa Favre December 15, 2017, 8:33 pm

    These meringues are so festive and unique… totally loving it! I love meringue cookies so I’ll definitely need to try these out!

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    • serena December 17, 2017, 12:05 pm

      They are great for the holidays. Enjoy 🙂

      Reply
  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh December 15, 2017, 9:05 pm

    I love eating meringues, but I’ve never made them. I think that needs to change because these sound amazing!

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    • serena December 17, 2017, 8:48 am

      They are so simple. I forget about them all year long and this week when I’ve been having them with coffee every morning I’m reminded I should make them more often

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  • Terri Steffes December 15, 2017, 9:40 pm

    Meringues are a huge part of our Christmas traditions. My mom is a rock star at making them.

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    • serena December 17, 2017, 8:48 am

      Awesome! Gotta love a great meringue

      Reply
  • Shell December 16, 2017, 5:50 am

    These look super adorable and very delicious! I’ve been looking for a fun recipe to make for my cookie plates for the neighbors and this looks perfect!

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    • serena December 17, 2017, 12:03 pm

      This recipe will give you about 24 cookies this size. So you definitely get quite a bit for such a small batch. Makes them perfect for the event

      Reply
  • brianne December 16, 2017, 6:22 am

    These cookies look super delicious! I am so bookmarking this recipe for when I start baking next week!

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  • Jessi Joachim December 16, 2017, 8:00 am

    These look amazing! I am a huge peppermint fan, like anything with peppermint in it makes me happy! I may have to try these out here before Christmas!

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    • serena December 17, 2017, 12:03 pm

      Give them a try they are delicous

      Reply
  • Erica December 16, 2017, 10:13 am

    I love all the recipes I’m seeing around using peppermint candy. They seem so fun. Those cookies are so cute, and I imagine very tasty too.

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  • Yona Williams December 16, 2017, 6:57 pm

    I can’t believe there are only four ingredients in this recipe. I am curious as to how these taste…I love chocolate and peppermint together.

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    • serena December 17, 2017, 12:02 pm

      They are delicious. The best part is only a few ingredients. Super simple to make

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  • Megan December 16, 2017, 7:31 pm

    Oh wow! These look amazing! We have yet to do our holiday baking and these must go on the list!

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    • serena December 17, 2017, 12:01 pm

      So yummy and should be on everyone’s baking list 🙂

      Reply
  • Angela Tolsma December 17, 2017, 8:32 am

    I love meringues but I have never made chocolate ones and peppermint is one of my favorites. Mixing the two is fantastic and I definitely need to try these!

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  • Jessica December 17, 2017, 9:29 am

    I’m not much of a baker, but I would give this recipe a try. It’s so festive and looks delicious!

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  • Rachel December 17, 2017, 10:00 am

    I have never made meringues but they seem like a challenge I would totally take on. Thanks for the recipe.

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  • kim December 17, 2017, 11:44 am

    First of all, that Santa is adorable. I don’t even think I’ve ever made meringue cookies before. I have made meringue though. These are cute!

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  • Shoshana Sue December 17, 2017, 2:23 pm

    I can’t get over that only ingredients/ items are required to bring these meringues to life. They look complicated but once you look at the recipe it is easy peasy. This is on the to try list now!

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  • Angela Cardamone @marathonsandmotivation.com December 17, 2017, 3:44 pm

    This looks like such a great holiday recipe! I think my kids will love helping me make this treat!!

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  • AnnMarie John December 17, 2017, 6:25 pm

    Meringues are intimidating when you haven’t made them yet, but once you try your first recipe, you’ll definitely be surprised at how easy it is to make! I think this one’s really lovely, I like the chocolate-peppermint flavors together!

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  • Reesa Lewandowski December 17, 2017, 6:29 pm

    I had no idea that making meringues was so easy! I would love to give these a try, they sound delicious!

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  • Heather December 18, 2017, 2:59 am

    These look so tasty and I definitely want to make them for a special neighbor treat plate! I really had no idea I could make these so easily and an’t wait to try!

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  • kimberly lewis December 18, 2017, 12:19 pm

    your peppermint meringues look so good! I have never heard of these before!

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  • Danielle December 19, 2017, 7:47 am

    I’ve never had a meringue before but they sound like a form of shortbread. I’m a fan of anything with chocolate and these seem easy enough to make for guests or a gift. Yum!

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    • serena December 19, 2017, 9:20 pm

      They are super simple and are great for gifts or guests.

      Reply
  • Cindy Ingalls December 19, 2017, 2:12 pm

    I try to be so good during the holidays but every time I see another peppermint and chocolate recipe my will caves. I just love the flavor combo so much I can’t get enough of every single delicious recipe.

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  • Andrea December 21, 2017, 6:30 am

    I love meringues and my mom always makes a bunch during the holidays among other goodies from Colombia and I would def like to see these on the table, gonna pass the recipe along to her for her to make. THANK YOU.!

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  • Lynnette Joselly January 3, 2018, 4:21 pm

    Chocolate peppermint is perfect for the holiday season maybe I’ll mix it up with some green and red to make it more festive.

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    • serena January 3, 2018, 8:41 pm

      Definitely! I didn’t see any green at the local store, but would be super cute!

      Reply

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