Valentine Cherry Meringue Lollipops

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Valentine Cherry Meringue Lollipops

This is the first of four Valentine recipes  perfect for the lovely children in your life!  For todays first recipe click see moreP.S. I have  3 more Valentine recipes that will be posted by 3 pm!  Get ready to have some fun in the kitchen….

Valentine Cherry Meringue Lollipops

Ingredients

5 large egg whites

1 teaspoon cherry candy flavoring (sold at major baking and craft stores)

2 3/4 cup confectioners sugar

24 Cherry flavored Lifesavers

12 lollipop sticks

Step-by-Step

1 combine egg whites confectioners’ sugar in bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment; begin mixing on very low speed 40 seconds until confectioners’ sugar is well incorporated

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2 switch paddle attachment to whisk attachment; whisk 10 minutes on high speed; add cherry flavoring; continue whisking 10 additional minutes until thick and shiny

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3 transfer meringue to pastry bag fitted with large star tip

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4 using food color marker trace twelve 4 inch heart shapes using cookie cutter as guide

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5  pip meringue along inside edge of traced line; place three lifesaver candies in center;(also can be made with candy centers, by omitting lifesavers);  slide lollipop sticks into bottom of each heart

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6 bake 2 1/2 hours in preheated 200° (do not open oven door while baking); turn oven off; crack open oven door; allow to cool with oven door open five minutes before removing from oven; cool completely on counter before packaging

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