Meltaway candy cane mints

10

PREP TIME

25 min

TOTAL TIME

22 min

Makes

75

* PLUS drying time
Meltaway candy cane mints

Meltaway candy cane mints. (Photo, Erik Putz.)

Freshen up your holiday menu by making your own peppermint candy!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/8 tsp red or green gel food colouring , optional

Instructions

  • LINE a baking sheet with parchment.
  • COMBINE icing sugar with butter and peppermint extract in a food processor. Pulse until very fine crumbs form. Scrape onto a clean surface and gather into a ball. Knead until candy is smooth but not sticky, about 1 min. Add gel colouring. Knead until colour is well combined. Roll into a long rope, 1/2 in. wide. Cut into 1/2-in. pieces. Place candies on prepared sheet. Let stand in a cool, dry place overnight until firm. Mints keep well in an airtight container, up to 1 month.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 9,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2 g,
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