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    Dipped Chocolate Meringue Candy Canes

      Servings:   24

    Ingredients

    • 3 large egg whites, at room temperature
      12 teaspoon cream of tartar
      34 cup granulated sugar
      1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      4 tablespoons Ghirardelli® Unsweetened Cocoa
      12 cup heavy cream
      10 ounces (1 bag) Ghirardelli 60% Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
      1 tablespoon light corn syrup


    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 200°F.
    2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until frothy. Add cream of tartar and granulated sugar a few tablespoons at a time while beating on high. Beat until egg whites are stiff and shiny. Add vanilla and cocoa powder and beat until just combined.
    3. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip or a gallon size plastic bag with meringue. Pipe 3-inch long candy cane shapes on parchment lined sheet pans, about 2-inches apart. Bake for 2 hours until cookies lift off parchment easily.
    4. Turn oven off and let meringues dry out in the oven for 2 to 3 more hours or overnight.
    5. Heat heavy cream over medium heat until near boil. Remove from heat and add Ghirardelli® Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips and corn syrup and cover. Let sit for 1 minute and then whisk until smooth. Let cool slightly.
    6. Meringues can be dipped into melted cooled chocolate or chocolate can be drizzled over candy canes – whichever you prefer.

    Prep: 35 minutes
    Total: 2 hours 35 minutes