You Won’t Believe These Beautiful Meringues Are Vegan

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Have you heard of aquafaba? The vegan miracle ingredient has been used in everything from whipped cream and marshmallow fluff to icing and chickpea nuggets, but never have I seen it in such a beautiful application as these meringue kisses. If you set a tray of these out on Christmas, I doubt anyone will know they started with a can of chickpeas.

The recipe for the meringue kisses only has three ingredients: water from a can of chickpeas, powdered sugar, and cream of tartar. Once you have your basic meringue mix, you can get fancy with your decorations. Try adding a bit of food coloring for the pink swirled meringues, or top some with chopped nuts before baking. A drizzle of melted dark chocolate or a dusting of cocoa powder on the baked meringues is also a nice touch.

Wrap up an assortment in cellophane, seal them with a pretty bow, and you’ve got a gorgeous gift to give out this holiday season!

Get the Recipe: Vegan Meringue Kisses from Lauren Caris Cooks