Kool Aid Meringues
Kool-Aid makes everything more fun! Did you happen to see my Kool-Aid Candy Dots? Click HERE if you missed it (you simply have to see it!). Well, since my kids enjoyed those so much, my mind got to thinking about how I could make more Kool-Aid inspired treats. I teased about these cookies on Instagram at the beginning of the month, did you see that? The only rule when it comes to me in the kitchen is this:
The recipe has to be easy!
Trust me, these Kool-Aid Meringues are easy peasy lemon squeezy. Plus, they are so tasty…
This is a hard recipe to mess up (and we love smart things like that in this house!).
- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 tsp of Cream of Tartar
- 1 cup of sugar
- Kool-Aid packets in your flavors of choice
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- Using an electric mixer, whip the egg whites until they become frothy (you will see lots of little bubbles).
- Next, add your sugar in small amounts.
- Finally, mix in the cream of tartar.
- Continue to whip the mixture until it gets stiff (meaning that it holds a shape when stopped).
- Depending on how many Kool-Aid flavors you wish to use, separate your mixture into even parts using small bowls.
- Add the Kool-Aid powder 1/2 tsp at a time until the desired color is reached.
- Remember, the Kool-Aid powder is potent, so a little goes a long way!
- Prepare your baking sheet with a layer of foil covered with non-stick spray, as seen below.
- Create an easy meringue cookie shape using either: Wilton’s Cake Decorating set, ziplock baggies with the tip removed, or using rounded spoonfuls.
- Place the Kool Aid Meringues into the oven pre-heated to 225 degrees.
- Bake them at this low temperature for about 45 minutes or until the tops become a little brown.
- Once they are completely cooled, they will harden and be ready to eat! Some will be sour, some will be sweet, but they will ALL be super cool!
The neatest part about these meringue cookies are the shape because meringues are so recognizable. So, I highly recommend using the Wilton’s decorating set I mentioned above. However, your kids will still think that you are a pretty big deal no matter what shape they are served in. Depending on the age of your kids, they can make the cookies themselves once you’ve prepared the mixture! Older kids are more than capable of using the cake decorating set and tips, but maybe they have another plan in their head that would be just as neat. Have fun!
Love Kool-Aid as much as we do? Be sure to check out these Kool Aid Candy Dots:
Don’t miss our other fun meringue recipes: