• 3 large free-range egg whites
  • 175 g Fairtrade caster sugar by Sainsbury's
  • 24 currants
  • 50 g black ready-to-roll icing
  • 50 g green ready-to-roll icing
  • 8 strawberry laces by Sainsbury's
  • 8 paper cake cases


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 130ºC, fan 110ºC, gas 3. In a clean, dry bowl, whisk the egg whites with a handheld electric whisk, until the mixture is craggy.

  2. 2

    Gradually whisk in the sugar, adding just a little at a time. Continue to whisk as you add the sugar, until the meringue is very thick and glossy.

  3. 3

    Secure a sheet of greaseproof paper on a baking sheet with dabs of meringue. Fill a piping bag fitted with a 1cm plain round nozzle. Pipe 8x6cm rounds, lifting the bag as you pipe to create a snowman-shaped body.

  4. 4

    Position 3 currants on the side of the meringue body for buttons.

  5. 5

    Pipe 8 smaller rounds on a second lined baking sheet. Bake the meringues for 1 hour 20 minutes or until crisp and dry and the meringues lift easily off the paper.

  6. 6

    Cool the meringues. Pipe eyes and a nose on the smaller meringues to make faces. Shape small hats with black or green ready-to-roll fondant icing.

  7. 7

    Using a skewer, carefully push a hole up from the base of the large meringues. Open out a paper cake case and make a small hole in the centre. Tie a knot in the end of a strawberry shoelace and thread it though the hole and up through the large meringue. Thread through the small meringue.

  8. 8

    Top with a little hat and hang the snowman on the tree.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 812kj 194kcal 10%
  • Fat 1.4g 2%
  • Saturates 0.7g 4%
  • Sugars 38.5g 43%
  • Salt 0.1g 2%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 1453kj/347kcal

Each serving provides

76.0g carbohydrate 0.6g fibre 4.9g protein

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