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.
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.
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.
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.
I hope you guys are all snuggled in and warm, and having fun with your holiday baking! I know I am 😉
Always get new and amazing recipes from your blog. This is so yummy and delicious chocolate recipe ideas you shared with us. Thank you for sharing it.
Very disappointing that the recipe was not included as the site you referenced for the recipe no longer exists. I have searched to no avail.
If anyone has the recipe I would love to have it posted. Thank you
Thanks for the heads up- I had no way of knowing that that page was taken down. This is an old post from several years back, but if you type “meringue” into the search window at the top of this site you will find a recipe that could be used for this look/technique. Good luck!
Actually I just had a second look and her page still comes up for me when I click the link! Not sure why it was giving you a problem before, but it seems just fine now.
Thanks Allie, I guess I was looking for the exact name. Can I assume her green “Christmas Tree Meringues” is the same?
What did you use for the chocolate base of your trees?
In the Peppermint Meringues Christmas Tree recipie, do you add peppermint flavoring as you’re making them? If so, how much for 4 egg whites? Also, your link to the Dairy Free Chocolate isn’t working.
Will you pls respond to my email address?
Hi Ann! I did not add peppermint flavoring when I made these (just the crushed up candy canes), but you could certainly do that if you’d like. You can add as much or as little as tastes good to you. I would start with just a few drops and add more according to your taste. And if you search “Dairy Free Chocolate” on Amazon it should yield dozens of results. Hope that’s helpful!
I’m making these right now and it’s my first time making merengues. When do you put on the sprinkles and star? I’m afraid they’ll melt in the oven for that long.
Hi Alisa! You want to put them on before baking the meringues. They will not melt! They are meant to be baked. Good luck and enjoy!
Very cute. Did you add the crushed candy canes before or after baking?
Hi Jennifer! I sprinkled them on before baking. That way they stick better. Thanks for the great question!
I can not find the recipe. I don’t know the oven temp or what the brown is in the bottom?
Hey Cecelia! There’s a link to the recipe within the post. I also mention that the bottoms are dipped in melted chocolate. If you go back and read through again I’m sure you’ll see it. Thanks so much!
I love these! I am going to make them this weekend 🙂 Where do you buy the red star for the top? So far I’ve tried Walmart and Michaels with no luck. (I’m in California, Sac area)
Thank you so much!
Hey Jeana! I don’t know if they’re still available (this post was from last year) but I got them at Michael’s. They were in one of those sprinkle jars with like a bunch of different kinds/colors? Like the seasonal kind. Good luck and thank you for reading!
Did you sprinkle with the candy cane after baking in the oven?
Actually I did it before. The oven temp is so low it barely melts it, but if you wait until after the meringues will be so dry nothing will stick. Thanks and good luck!
What size wilton star tip do you use exactly? How large are these lovely peppermint meringue christmas trees? Quarter, half dollar or larger?
Hi Mary! The tip I use is 1M. Wilton, large open star. The meringues are probably about half-dollar size on the bottom, tapering up to the top. Thanks so much for reading and for the great questions. Hope that helps! 🙂