1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Butter Party Mints Candy Recipe

User Rating 2 Star Rating (1 Review)


Butter party mints are like old-fashioned after-dinner mints that melt in your mouth. They are quite easy to make at home and a perfect recipe to keep the kids occupied. Whip up a batch of these for kitchen gifts. Feel free to vary the flavor and colors.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 4 ounces) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons cream
  • 4 to 5 drops of peppermint extract
  • 3 drops of food coloring
  • 4 cups (1 pound box) unsifted confectioners' powdered sugar (10X)


Place butter, cream, peppermint extract, and food coloring in a large bowl. Beat until well-combined.

Add confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating on high speed until combined.

Knead the sugar dough, as you would knead bread dough, until smooth.

Roll pieces of the sugar dough into long ropes about 1/2-inch in diameter. Using a sharp knife, cut into 1-inch pieces and place on baking sheets. Cover loosely with paper towels and place in a cold oven overnight to dry and harden.

Notes: If you wish to make multi-colored mints, omit the food coloring in the first step. After making the sugar dough and before kneading, divide the dough into equal batches. Beat a different food coloring into each of the different batches, then proceed as instructed. Feel free to experiment with other flavoring extracts as well. The sugar dough may also be pressed into candy molds or try rolling into 1/2-inch balls and flatten slightly before drying. The candies may also be dipped into melted chocolate after drying. Butter party mints make a great kitchen gifts.

Yield: About 8 dozen mints

User Reviews

Reviews for this section have been closed.

 2 out of 5
Little chunks of icing - not butter mints, Member GoodnightGrace2007

This is an easy recipe for sure. The only problem is that what you get at the end of it are little pieces of thick icing. I let them sit overnight as advised, but they didn't harden up to the consistency of commercial butter mints. In fact, after a week they still haven't! And of course, they taste like stale icing now. I'm still looking for a passable recipe for butter mints. This was a disappointment.

55 out of 57 people found this helpful.

  1. About.com
  2. Food
  3. Home Cooking
  4. Recipes
  5. Dessert Recipes
  6. Candy Recipes
  7. Butter Party Mints Candy Recipe

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.