Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday's Sweet Confection

This *to be named*  dessert came about after I happened upon a bag of caramel Hershey Kisses.  They begged to be made into a sweet treet.  And not just ANY sweet treat or cookie - something special.  So, this is what I came up with.

6 egg whites *
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Pinch salt
1 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 bag of caramel kisses, unwrapped

*a trick I learned years ago when trying to beat egg whites, they will work much better if they are at room temperature!

In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Sprinkle with cream of tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form.

Gradually add sugar, cocoa, vanilla and peppermint extract, beating until stiff peaks form, about 5-8 minutes.

Line mini muffin tins with liners, place a spoonfull of mix in each tin, add 1 unwrapped kiss in each.  Then cover with another spoonful.  Do not fill all the way, as they will rise.

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 275 degrees for 50-60 minutes, or until firm and hollow when tapped.

Makes apx 48

These sweet delights need a name!  Hop on over to my facebook fan page, become a fan and enter a name!  Winner will be announced on Friday, March 26th.

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