Unfortunately, for some of us, age hasn’t been as kind as to others, and we can no longer indulge in the sweets we once did during the holidays. This year I am faced with that dilemma and have diligently been searching, and trying out, new recipes that will make my holidays seem just like those old-fashioned sugar-laden ones!
Here’s a recipe that I will not only enjoy while others are eating their fruitcake, sugar cookies, and drinking their egg nog, but that I can be proud to share with others, and not even have to announce “here’s some sugar-free Christmas fun!” These are delicious for ANYONE! [They're even Grandchildren approved!]
Peppermint Meringue Kisses
Makes: 24 Kisses
Serving Size: 2 kisses per serving
3 large egg whites
2/3 cup Splenda [or you can use Truvia]
1 pinch cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons finely crushed sugar-free peppermint candies (about 12 sugar-free peppermints)
1: Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2: Place egg whites, Splenda and cream of tartar in heatproof mixing bowl and place over pan of simmering water. Heat, whisking constantly, 3 to 3 ½ minutes, or until mixture is warm to touch. Remove from heat and beat with an electric mixer, starting on low speed and gradually increasing to high, until stiff, glossy peaks form, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add vanilla; mix until combined. Fold in peppermints to mixture.
3: For each meringue, drop 2 tablespoons batter onto cookie sheet. Bake 1 hour; turn off oven and allow to cool in oven 1 additional hour or until they can easily be removed from parchment.
Calories: about 4 calories per serving
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Carbohydrate: less than 5g
Dietary Fiber: <1g