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Skinny, Mini, Meringue Kisses for Valentine’s Day Recipe

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Bake for your sweetheart, family or friends these “melt in your mouth” little kisses. There are very few desserts out there that are totally guilt-free. Happily, these bite-size gems are. What a dream come true with each kiss having just 12.7 calories, 0 grams of fat and 0 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS! They have such a lovely vanilla flavor you don’t need to add the M&M’s at all, if you don’t want to. These Valentine’s Day kisses are the perfect sweet ending to a romantic evening or anytime. I love making them all year around with regular colored M&M’s.

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Servings: 75 servings
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Ingredients

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  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 75 M&M’s, I bought a large bag of Valentine’s Day red, pink and white M&M’s, see shopping tip
  • 1 tablespoon pink or red sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray.
  2. In an electric mixer or large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add the vanilla, cream of tartar and salt. Beat on high until stiff peaks form. It should look like marshmallow cream. Add the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time and beat until glossy and smooth.
  3. Drop the batter by a rounded teaspoon size onto the pan. It’s ok to place close together as they don’t spread much.
  4. Press 1 M&M candy into each and sprinkle with a pinch of sugar. You should only use a small pinch for each.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes. Turn off oven and do not open door. Allow to cool in the oven for at least 3 hours. No peaking! They can stay in the unopened oven overnight, if desired.
  6. Store in an airtight container and these kisses will keep for several weeks.
  7. Shopping Tip
  8. This time of year the supermarkets sell festive colored bags of M&M’s for Valentine’s Day.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 2g
Recipe makes 75 servings
Calories 9  
Calories from Fat 0 0%
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 3mg 0%
Total Carbs 2.19g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 2.17g 1%
Protein 0.0g 0%

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  • Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
    February 8, 2012
    Prep Tip
    These little kisses taste great with or without the M&M’s. They have such a fabulous vanilla flavor all by themselves- Skinny Facts: for 1 kiss without M&M’s
    9.3 calories, 0g fat, 0.2g protein, 2.2g carbs, 0g fiber, 6.2mg sodium, 2.2g sugar

    Weight Watchers (old points) 0 for 1 kiss, 1 point for 3 kisses and 1 point for 4 kisses
    Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 0 for 1 kiss, 1 point for 3 kisses and 2 points for 4 kisses

    SKINNY FACTS: for 1 kiss including 1 M&M and a pinch of colored sugar
    12.7 calories, 0.2g fat, 0.2g protein, 2.7g carbs, 0g fiber, 6.5g sodium, 2.6g sugar

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