These meringue lollipops are every bit as pretty as they are easy to make.
Author:Claire of The Simple, Sweet Life
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:2 hours
Total Time:2 hours 20 minutes
For the meringues:
4 egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Food gel coloring
4” lollipop sticks
Wilton 2A tip
In the bowl of a stand mixer, over a pot of boiling water, whisk together the egg whites and granulated sugar. Heat, whisking occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Place the bowl in your stand mixer, add the vanilla, and whisk on high until stiff peaks form.
Divide the meringue by the number of colors you plan to use and gently fold the gel food coloring into the meringue. On a piece of plastic wrap, arrange your colors in the order you’d like and roll into a log-shaped tube of meringue, twisting the ends (like in this tutorial).
On the back of several pieces of parchment paper, create 1 1/2″-2″ circles, making sure to leave room for the sticks. Snip one end of your plastic wrapped meringue, load it into a piping bag with a Wilton 2A tip, and pipe your meringue circles starting from the center and working your way out, using the circles you traced as a guide. Once you’ve filled each baking sheet, gently insert the lollipop sticks.
Bake at 200F/95C for 1 1/2- 2 hours, or until the meringues are dry, crisp, and easily pull away from the parchment paper.
Although I used vanilla extract in this recipe, you can easily customize the flavor by swapping in another extract.