This Red White Blue Meringue Pops Recipe is so fun an festive, I can't wait for you to give them a try - they're just perfect for Labor Day!
These patriotic snacks melt in your mouth and have the perfect combination of sweet and salty flavors! When you need a last-minute BBQ snack to bring to a cookout, make these!
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Why You'll Love Patriotic Meringue Pops
Meringues on pretzel sticks are fun for kids to eat - and adults love them too. You'll love how easy they are to make and how fancy they look. You'll be a hit at the BBQ when you bring some red, white and blue pretzel sticks to the party.
They are as easy to make as Red, White & Blue Marshmallow Pops, but don't have that overpoweringly sweet taste. In fact, if you like these patriotic pretzel desserts, then you'll probably also really enjoy making Red White and Blue Swirl Cookies too.
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More Easy Patriotic Desserts and Recipes
Check out these delicious recipes that I have shared over the years that are just perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Veteran's Day. They are all tried and true recipes that I have made over the years, or my trusty food writers have made.
I think you will love them all! Of course, this is just a small selection of patriotic recipes, but we have LOTS and lots of recipes on the blog that are perfect for your summer celebrations – just browse the red, white, and blue recipes category.
How to Make this Red, White & Blue Meringue Pops Recipe
I love making meringue desserts. They take very few ingredients and have a light and enjoyable texture. Meringue pops are really easy to decorate and make red, white, and blue. Just follow this easy patriotic recipe.
All of the amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, here is what you'll need at the store to make red, white, and blue meringue sticks.
- Egg whites at room temperature
- Vanilla extract
- Cream of tartar
- Granulated sugar
- Blue and red color gels
- Red, white and blue sprinkles
- Pretzel rods
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Meringue Pops Steps With Pictures
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First, add egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar into a mixing bowl fitted with a wire whisk.
Beat well until stiff, about 3 minutes.
Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing for 15 seconds after each addition. Beat mixture on high for 5 minutes or until stiff and glossy.
Divide mixture into thirds and place the white mixture along a long piece of plastic wrap.
Color the remaining two bowls with food coloring, one red and one blue.
Spread each color next to the white on the plastic wrap. Fold the wrap tightly by joining the long seams and twisting the ends tight.
Fit a pastry bag with a large star tip.
Snip one end of the plastic wrap and place it into the pastry bag.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Use a small amount to affix the pretzel rod to the parchment paper and gently press. Swirl the meringue onto the pretzel rod and cover with sprinkles.
Bake for 45 minutes at 200 degrees. When cooking is complete, turn off oven and leave in for an additional 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and let stand to cool completely.
Red, White & Blue Meringue Pops Tips
I wanted these to be stars, and that is how I began, but I didn't like the look of them, so I went with this fire-cracker-like design. The pretzel is a great addition of salt to the sweet! Plus, it is no waste!
I used Wilton color gels in no taste red and royal blue.
This Red, White & Blue Meringue Pops Recipe makes 13-15 pops.
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Red, White & Blue Meringue Pops Recipe
- 3 egg whites at room temperature
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- blue and red color gels
- red white and blue sprinkles
- full size pretzel rods
- Add egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar into a mixing bowl fitted with a wire whisk.
- Beat well until stiff, about 3 minutes.
- Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing for 15 seconds after each addition. Beat mixture on high for 5 minutes or until stiff and glossy.
- Divide mixture into thirds and place the white mixture along a long piece of plastic wrap.
- Color the remaining two bowls with food coloring, one red and one blue.
- Spread each color next to the white on the plastic wrap.
- Fold the wrap tightly by joining the long seams and twisting the ends tight.
- Fit a pastry bag with a large star tip. Snip one end of the plastic wrap and place it into the pastry bag.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Use a small amount to affix the pretzel rod to the parchment paper and gently press.
- Swirl the meringue onto the pretzel rod and cover with sprinkles.
- Bake for 45 minutes at 200 degrees.
- When cooking is complete, turn off oven and leave in for an additional 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand to cool completely.