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Meringue Lollipops

Looking for a super simple halloween treat idea? Look no further, here are my very cute pumpkin shaped meringue lollipops.
3 egg whites 
150g caster sugar
orange food colour
green food colour
liquorice laces

Preheat the oven to 80℃

Whip the egg whites in a very clean bowl to soft peak stage, keeping the whisk running start adding the sugar a tbsp at a time (don't try rushing) carry on whisking until when you place a little of the meringue between your thumb and forefinger it doesn't feel gritty. 

Spoon 1/4 of the meringue into a clean bowl and colour with the green food colour. Colour the remaining meringue with the orange food colour.  Line one large or two small baking sheets with parchment. Using a drinking glass draw 5 circles onto the parchment paper then turn it over so the pencil marks are facing towards the baking sheet/s 

Spoon the orange meringue into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle and the green into a disposable piping bag. 

Now using the circles for an outline pipe the orange meringue to make 5 pumpkin shapes, pop on the sticks (I used paper straws) and pipe over the top of the bottom meringue (so you basically have a double layer with the straw in the middle. To use the green meringue, simply snip of the tiny tip of the piping bag and pipe some swirly leaves onto the top of the pumpkins, then create stalks with the liquorice and pop into the leaves. 

Bake in a preheated oven* for about 1 & 1/2 hrs or until the lollies peel away from the parchment easily. 

*or the bottom runners in the simmering oven of the AGA for 2 hrs