Hugs and Kisses Candy Buttons

Hugs and Kisses Candy Buttons


  • Freezer paper
  • 4 teaspoons meringue powder (available in the baking section of craft stores and some grocery stores)
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Red and yellow food coloring

Make It

1. Cut ten strips of freezer paper into 8x3-inch rectangles. Arrange them shiny-side-down on two baking sheets. Set aside.

2. Use a mixer on medium-high speed to combine meringue powder, sugar, peppermint extract, and water until mixture forms stiff peaks and loses its sheen, about 5 minutes.

3. Divide meringue into small bowls and tint with food coloring as desired. Transfer each color to a zip-top bag and snip off a corner. Pipe X's, O's, and dots onto each strip. Let the candy dry completely, about 4 hours.