Wonder: Chocolate Mint Meringues

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Preheat oven to 200°

4 egg whites, room temp

1 T white vinegar

1 T cornstarch

1 c granulated sugar

3/4 tsp peppermint extract

1 drop green food coloring, gel

6 oz chocolate

 

In mixing bowl, whisk egg whites for 30 seconds until frothy. Add vinegar and cornstarch. Whisk with electric mixer for one minute. While beating, add sugar in a slow, steady stream. Add peppermint extract and food coloring. Beat on high for four minutes until stiff peaks form. Drop spoonfuls onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or use a pastry bag with a tip to pipe onto cookie sheets.

Bake for 80 minutes. Turn oven off and allow meringues to set for 4 hours or overnight.

Melt chocolate and dip meringues into it. Return meringues to parchment paper to set.