Homemade Christmas Mints are so delicious. Very easy to make and taste even better than store-bought mints. Whether you are making them for yourself, as a gift or as a dish to pass at a pot luck or holiday party -they are perfect.
Homemade Christmas Mints
Have you been following along with my quest to do a ton of baking and making of candy throughout the holiday season? Hope you have tried Peanut Butter And Jelly Thumb Print Cookies and Almond Joy Cake Mix Cookies, both of these cookie recipes are so good.
When I decided I wanted to try making some candy, I set out to find a basic mint recipe that as a beginner I thought I could handle.
I found an easy one at momontimeout.com/easy-Christmas-peppermint-patties.
After only making a few small tweaks, these mints were great. These mints only take a few ingredients, probably all or most that you have in your pantry. Peppermint Patties are Joe's favorite, thinking I should probably try making a keto version of this recipe.Pretty sure that they would still be great if I substituted swerve sweetener or monk fruit for the sugar.
What You Need To Make Homemade Christmas Mints :
- Corn Syrup
- Peppermint Extract
- Powdered Sugar
- Food Coloring
How to Make the Mints:
Mix Butter and Corn Syrup
Add Powdered Sugar
Color and Divide Mixture
Setting up on Tray
Finished Mints -Enjoy
Home Made Christmas Mints
- Electric Mixer
- ¼ Cup Butter
- ⅓ Cup Light Corn Syrup
- 1.5 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
- 1.5 Cups Powdered Sugar plus more for rolling
- Food Coloring
- Mix butter and corn syrup together in a small mixing bowl
- Stir in peppermint or extract of choice
- Slowly add 2 cups of powdered sugar and mix well
- Knead until the powdered sugar is well absorbed and smooth -add additional powdered sugar if needed
- Divide dough into 3 equal parts or however many colors you are using
- Tint the dough in colors you are using by adding 4-5 drops of food color to the dough. I added green to one, red to one and left the third white. If the dough is sticky knead more powdered sugar into the dough if needed
- Cut the dough and form 1 inch balls (rolling on hand) roll through additional powdered sugar
- Place on a parchment paper-lined tray or cookie sheet
- Flatten gently with a fork
- Let candies stand for 12-24 hrs uncovered at room temperature
- Ready to serve - store in an airtight container