As far as edible Christmas treats go for kids, you really cannot go past these super sweet and cute Meringue Christmas Trees. Made from only a handful of ingredients and with only a few steps needed to make them, these adorable Christmas food items will look amazing on your dessert table spread this year. To make your own edible Meringue Christmas Trees check out our easy-to-follow steps below.
What you need to make your Meringue Christmas Trees
To make your Meringue Christmas Trees you will need:
- 4 x Eggs
- 250g (or 1 cup) of Caster Sugar
- Green Food Dye
- Christmas sprinkles and stars (found at Woolworths)
How to make your Meringue Christmas Trees
Line two baking trays with baking paper and set the oven to 100 degrees (fan-forced).
Separate the egg whites from the eggs and place the four egg whites into a large mixing bowl. Mix on medium-high speed with beaters until soft peaks form.
Gradually add the caster to the mix, one tablespoon at a time. Make sure that you mix thoroughly with the beaters after each addition. Continue until the mixture is thick, firm, glossy and large peaks form when you lift the beaters up.
Add in about 10 drops of food colouring (or as many as you need to get your desired colour). TIP: Add a few at a time and mix and then repeat so that you don’t put too many in at once.
Using a star piping tip, place all of the mixture in a large piping bag and pipe out individual Christmas tree mounds.
Add coloured sprinkles (as Christmas decorations) to the meringues and add one small gold edible star to the top of each one.
Place in the oven and cook for 1 hour. When they have finished cooking, turn the oven off and open the oven door slightly and allow to cool in the oven for an additional hour. This will stop them from cracking as they cool.
And just like that, you have your simply gorgeous easy Meringue Christmas Trees!
If you love these, you might also want to make the following Christmas foods too: