LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,356 admin
edited March 2022 in Cooking

1/4 c. Butter, melted

1 lb. Icing sugar

3 Tbsp. Hot water

16 drops (1/4 tsp. + 1 drop) Peppermint food coloring

Mix until creamy smooth. Shape into small balls & flatten with a fork.

Dipping into melted dark chocolate is an option if you want to try that.


  • annbeck62
    annbeck62 Posts: 994 ✭✭✭✭

    That looks really easy. Tomorrow the weather is going to be nasty here. May be a great day to have fun in the kitchen :)

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2022

    Great looking recipe. Similar to one I made for years when I was many years younger. This has a recipe that is similar to the one I made back then. Lost the recipe years ago. Everyone loved them and the kids loved the different colors as well. Sometimes I would add a little flavoring along with the mint such as raspberry or strawberry in the pink, lemon in the yellow, etc. for a different flavor. Sometimes I just used the other flavors and skipped the mint. I used the Wilton brand paste food coloring.

  • elwell2
    elwell2 Posts: 13

    Sounds easy enough. I am going to save this to make. Thank you for sharing

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,356 admin

    Yes...the cream cheese mints are better. I'd forgotten about those!

    For color, we use all natural colors because we avoid the artificial colorings. Beet juice & liquid chlorophyll were used here. Hibiscus makes a nice pink, but we are out of that right now.

    Our flavoring was homemade mint extract, but it wasn't strong enough, so we crushed dried mint leaves into a powder and that helped.

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭✭✭

    LaurieLovesLearning I grow my own mints now so could use those. Have never tried making coloring for candy with beets and such. Have used them for other things. Not sure how the flavor would end up, if the beet comes through.

    What do you extract the colors with, do you use water or something else for candy making purposes. Have thought of trying it for using with white chocolate but water would not work.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,356 admin

    @vickeym The flavor isn't bad, but you have to be mindful of how much you put in. You boil the beet water down until it's syrupy.

    Strong hibiscus tea is much better as a colorant, but it is water based in that form, so you have to use it in recipes that include water. I'm not sure if you could get the color otherwise. You might be able to.

    As far as green, you can also crush up spinach leaves. I've never done it, but found a really interesting tutorial on YouTube that I'd like to test out one day. Maybe this method could also work with hibiscus too.

  • water2world
    water2world Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭✭

    @LaurieLovesLearning OK, you are doing a number on my taste buds today! lol Think I'll have to add these mints to my menu!

  • Cornelius
    Cornelius Posts: 872 ✭✭✭✭

    These sound tasty! 😋