mint chocolates

This is so simple that it’s not even a recipe really but I’m still posting it because it’s a delicious way to have some chocolate in the middle of the summer. The peppermint is refreshing and you have to keep these little chocolates in the fridge, so it’s a nice, peppermint experience.

mint chocolates

Ingredients:

200g/7ounces white chocolate

a couple of pieces of dark chocolate

3 drops of peppermint oil

green food dye (optional)

mint chocolates

Divide the chocolate into two portions, one with dark chocolate.

Microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute until melted but not scorched.

Add the peppermint oil and food dye to the portion without dark chocolate and mix.

Fill little molds with a mixture of the two chocolates and refrigerate until the chocolates are hard and easy to pop out of the molds.

mint chocolates

 

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buttermints

These are delicious mint candies that are hard on the outside but melt in your mouth. They can be given as a gift or devoured at home. Either way they are addictive. They have a very nice old-fashioned feel to them and contain no weird ingredients.

Be careful with the peppermint oil. I used 6 drops of mine but it’s a good idea to use three or four first and check the flavour. The peppermint oil is extremely strong.

This is quite a big recipe. I managed to make 200 candies out of it and filled 5 jars. All worth it though as I can’t stop eating them!

buttermints

Ingredients:

3/4 cup softened unsalted butter

1/2 tsp salt

6 cups icing sugar

3 Tbsp milk

6 drops peppermint oil

food colouring (optional)

 

Place butter in the bowl of an electric mixer and mix until light and fluffy. Once that happens, add salt, peppermint oil and food colouring if you’d like the candies to have a very smooth colour. If you prefer them streaky, add the food colouring at the end and knead it in by hand.

buttermints

Next add icing sugar in portions and follow with milk.

Keep beating until the mixture is a uniform powder which packs immediately when you touch it.

buttermints

Remove the bowl from the mixer and form the dough into long ‘logs’ with your hands.

Cut with the pizza cutter or knife to form little pillow shapes.

You can go ahead and press each one with a fork for an easy decoration but as you can see I skipped this step.

buttermints

Very important: leave the mints out in room temperature overnight, so that they dry on the outside and become harder.

Enjoy!

buttermints

 

 

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