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RECIPE: Soft Peppermint treats

So this is a delicious peppermint snack that is super simple to make.  I had lots of fun with this recipe.

What you will need:

¼ cup butter, softened

⅓ cup light corn syrup

3 – 4 cups powdered sugar, divided

1 – 2 tsp peppermint extract or mint extract OR any other extract you want

food coloring – preferably gel or paste

½ cup granulated sugar (to roll balls in)

 

First, you want to mix the corn syrup and butter together.

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You want it to be as mixed as possible!

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Then you want to add the mint/peppermint extract, add 1 tsp of peppermint extract and 1/2 tsp until you reach the desired taste.

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Get ready to add your icing sugar. This will be messy. (This is my favorite part.)

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Once you have it to a dough like consistency (it will be a little more squishy than a bread dough.)

You will want to put powder sugar down on your work space, so you can knead the dough.

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After it is thick enough to roll into balls, you will want to add your food colouring. I chose pink and a green color.

You will then roll it into balls and roll in granulated sugar.

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I forgot to take a picture of the last step but it is fairly simple.

Take a baking pan and a piece of parchment paper.

Then set the rolled ball and squish it with a fork.  So it is a flat disc.

Let them sit for 4 hours and boom!  Delicious peppermint treats.

This batch makes 30-40 peppermint discs.

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Cheers,

JMaxwell

 

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Lover of words, culinary enthusiast, mom to an adorable 5 year old, and changing the world for the better one day at a time.

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