Meringues are all well and good, but sometimes they seem a little too...virtuous. A little too diet food-y. A little too, "Hey, we don't have any fat, we're sooo healthy!" While I usually appreciate this about them, sometimes I just want to sink my teeth into something more satisfying. And that's why I've paired innocent meringues with not-so-innocent mint chocolate ganache in these Peppermint Chocolate Meringue Sandwiches! The ganache softens to crispy meringues just a bit, and adds a much-needed silkiness and smoothness. I like these after they have been assembled for a few hours, when the ganache has just started to soften the interior of the meringues. The outside is still crisp, but the inside is soft and yielding and melts into the ganache.
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