Butter Mints

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Introduction: Butter Mints

About: In a valiant attempt to keep myself from dying of boredom, I create.

My Hubby just came up stairs, with the words “What is that I smell?” My reply: “Butter mints”. Hubby: “Where are they?” Me (thinking to myself): {Do I want him to know? He will eat them all.} Out loud I say: “They are on the plate on the counter.” Good thing these are easy to make, because I am going to have to make other batch, soon. This is how to make your own.

Step 1:

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons of softened butter

1 ¾ cup powdered sugar

2 Tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk

¼ teaspoon mint flavoring, oil based is best (I chose wintergreen)

Food coloring (optional, I used green)

Supplies:

Food processor (with chopping blade)

Measuring cups

Measuring spoons

Parchment paper

Ruler

Pizza wheel

Ignore the icing tips, they were part of an experiment that failed.

Step 2:

Put the butter into thefood processor.

Step 3:

Pulse until the butter is spread all over the bottom.

Step 4:

Add the powdered sugar,

Step 5:

sweetened condensed milk, and mint flavoring.

Step 6:

Pulse until the ingredients all mix together and form a ball. Taste the mint mixture and decide if you want to add a little bit more flavoring (I didn’t).

Step 7:

This is the point where you add a few drops of food coloring. Pulse until the coloring is spread evenly though out the mint candy.

Step 8:

Spread out a piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle some powder sugar on the paper. Remove the mint candy and divide into 4 pretty even balls. Roll each ball into a ½ inch in diameter snake (around 12 inches long).

Step 9:

Use the pizza wheel to cut each piece of candy about ½ inch long.

Step 10:

You can go ahead and eat them right now. Usually (if I have any left) I let them set to dry for 8 - 10 hours. Once they are a little dry, they can be put in a jar or bowl without sticking to each other. Trouble is they don’t always last that long. Well, I hope you ENJOY!

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    I have a mean idea! Struck me tht there was NEON food coloring down the road at the local stockist. Just wondering about puddling with 1K different flavors for the flavoring.

    I want to try this; but using the cute plastic wiener dog hot dog cutter to cut up the roll.

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    Don't see how that can fail. Makes perfect sense.

    Mmmmm yummm

    I can just imagine me making these. I might even, maybe, drizzle dark chocolate over some :-)

    Oh thank you for the inspiration

    Cool!

    Those look yummy!

    Mints!!!!!!¡¡¡

    These looks tasty but could you put the order that you added the ingredients? It would be very helpful. Nice Job! XD

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    It is the same order as stated in the ingredients list. Step 2 - butter, Step 4 powdered sugar, Step 5 -sweetened condensed milk and mint flavoring, Step 7 - optional food coloring. Hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

    I had a larger food processor and ended up using 3 tablespoons of condensed milk

    There are no recipe police, you can change this recipe how ever you want to make it work for you. Long as you liked how it tasted, that is great! Have a good day.

    oh ya, I was just putting it out there in case anyone else had the same problem, I think it happened because my food processor was too large.

    looks like it is super easy! looking forward to giving it a try.

    Looks good. Might just have to make some for Christmas this year. =)

    These look so tastey! =)

    Yum, perfect for the holidays!