Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Christmas Trees

Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Christmas Trees | Baking a Moment

Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Christmas Trees

These Frosty White Meringue Christmas Trees are kissed with a touch of Peppermint and Chocolate.  A Sweet Topper for Cake or Cupcakes, or a Fun Homemade Gift.  Gluten- and Dairy-Free

When you’re a little, the Christmas season is just so completely magical.  The lights, the yummy treats, Santa, the decorations, the parties, and, of course, presents ;)

But I’ll never forget the first time I laid eyes on one of those fake sparkly-white Christmas trees.

Oh, my sweet Lord.

I think my six year old heart skipped a beat.

I don’t know what it is about those but they stir something up in me, even today.

Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Christmas Trees | Baking a Moment

I’m always on the hunt for a tempting gluten- and dairy-free homemade treat, especially at this time of year.  One of the staffers at my younger son’s preschool has food sensitivities, and I always feel bad for her at Christmastime.  She’s surrounded by so many fabulous treats that she simply can’t indulge in!  I want to give her something she can truly enjoy, so when I saw this idea, I just knew it was destined to happen, in my kitchen.

Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Christmas Trees | Baking a Moment

I followed Make Bake Celebrate’s recipe almost to the letter, so I’m not including a recipe card in this post.  You can hop on over to Toni’s page to view the how-to, just keeping a few things in mind:

  • I used a large star tip to pipe my trees.  It’s made by Wilton and it can be purchased here.
  • Also, I had better luck getting my meringue to stay firm with a bit less sugar (a little less than a cup for 4 large egg whites).
  • Finally, I sprinkled the trees with crushed up candy canes, for some added bling and wintry flavor, and dipped their bottoms in some melted dairy free chocolate.

Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Christmas Trees | Baking a Moment

I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to convince my house full of boys to let me put up a frosty-white Christmas tree all decked out in silver and pink, but when I look at these babies I get that same little thrill.  They’re so wintry and snowy-looking!  I love the sweet marshmallowy-crisp texture, and that little hint of peppermint and chocolate is so spot-on at this time of year.  These would look darling as a cake or cupcake topper, or even just lined up on a platter at your holiday get-together.

Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Christmas Trees | Baking a Moment

I hope you guys are all snuggled in and warm, and having fun with your holiday baking!  I know I am ;)

Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Christmas Trees | Baking a Moment

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Hi! I'm Allie, and when I find myself with a few free moments, I head straight for my kitchen! I love to bake, and I especially love pastry and desserts.

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Comments

  1. Allie, these are so cute! I can’t get over how fluffy, white and snowy these meringue trees look. And I love the deer! This whole post looks like a winter wonderland.
    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor recently posted…Grilled Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese, Candied Pecans and Pomegranate VinaigretteMy Profile

  2. These are so stinking cute! Now you have me totally excited for Christmas!
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious recently posted…Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat RecipeMy Profile

  3. These look GORGEOUSSSS Allie!!!!!!!! :) Soooo festive and wintry! :) That piped meringue!!!!!!! *-* My Christmas baking has suddenly stopped to a halt due to college assignments but I’m going to start soon! And this is definitely topping my list.
    Samina | The Cupcake Confession recently posted…Christmas Special #1: Zig-Zag Mince RollsMy Profile

  4. These meringues are so beautiful Allie! That’s so nice of you to think of making GF & DF treats for one of the staffer’s from your son’s preschool – she will love these! I think my heart just skipped a beat over these too, I love the snowy wintry-effect you created with these chocolate/peppermint goodies. Pinned and hope you have a great week!

    • Thanks, Kelly! I always struggle so much with teacher gifts, and when there are dietary restrictions it makes it even more challenging! I hope she likes these… Thanks so much for sharing with your Pinterest followers ;)

  5. These are super cute! Perfect way to top a Christmas dessert. Pinning right now!
    David @ Spiced recently posted…Learn to Make Rustic Baguettes or a Classic Béchamel SauceMy Profile

  6. what a cute idea. these look adorable!
    Dina recently posted…Two for Tuesday: ChestnutsMy Profile

  7. These look SO pretty and festive and light and delicious, mmm!
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) recently posted…Chevre and Spinach Pizza with Truffle Honey-Goat Cheeses of France ReviewMy Profile

  8. These are so cute!!
    Erin | Meaningful Eats recently posted…Easy, Dairy-Free Fudge {Gluten-Free, Paleo}My Profile

  9. So so gorgeous my dear!! It is winter wonderland and my favorite holiday flavor. I love peppermint and I am now fixated on making a cake just to use these as cake toppers.
    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker recently posted…White Chocolate Pomegranate Vanilla Cake {Holiday Classics}My Profile

  10. Wonderful idea, Allie! Love your composition and props in the photos. So festive!

  11. I made my first Pavlova this weekend. These are so sweet, I’ll definitely try them:) your photography is beautiful!

  12. I am pretty much in love with these beautiful little trees. Great photos and super yummy treats!

  13. Oh My – Allie, you make the most beautiful desserts ever, how do you do it?? These are so darling that I don’t think I’d be able to eat them… too pretty for that!
    And it’s so nice of yourself that you made these for that girl, I’m sure she really enjoyed them ;–)
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  14. Oh. My. Gosh. What an AWESOME spin! You blew my little trees away girl. LOVE these!

    • Not possible! You are the master, I bow at your feet… Love your idea and your excellent tutorial. It’s just brilliant! Thanks for inspiring me, and I’m glad I could do ya proud. Thanks for stopping by, Toni!

  15. I have not made meringues before, but you have inspired me to do so! One question…at what point do you add the star and crushed peppermint on top? Thanks, they are truly beautiful!

    • Hi Stephanie! I pretty much followed Make Bake Celebrate’s tutorial to the letter, with just a few exceptions which were listed in the head notes. So, the sprinkles went on before they were baked. Definitely check out Toni’s page for all the details! Thanks so much and have a great weekend!

  16. These are so cute!! I love how you created the trees out of the meringue, what a great idea! You are so creative!
    Maria recently posted…Linzer Heart CookiesMy Profile

  17. So fancy! Chocolate and peppermint is the best combination ever, can’t wait to try these. Love your pictures as always and that deer! Too cute!
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