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homemade peppermint creams
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Peppermint Creams

An easy sweet to make and fun for the kids too.
Prep Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Sweet/Candy
Cuisine: British
Servings: 25 - depending on size
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Emma

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 lemon - juice only
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 425 grams Icing sugar Confectioners sugar plus extra for dusting, (3 and 3/4 cups)
  • 165 grams dark chocolate chopped up (1 cup)
  • green food colouring optional

Instructions

  • Whisk the egg white in a large bowl until it forms stiff peaks when the whisk is removed.
  • Carefully whisk in the lemon juice and the peppermint extract.
  • Sift the icing sugar and mix into the egg whit mixture until a smooth paste has been formed.
  • Add a few drops of green food colouring in. I used a paste colouring and only a little, as I wanted a light green colour. This step is not necessary as it is perfectly acceptable to have white mints.
  • Tip the paste out onto a work surface, which has liberally been dusted with icing sugar and roll out thinly.
  • For basic round mints choose the size cutter you want, I used a 5cm/2inch cutter. But any shape can be used. Dip the cutter into the icing sugar before cutting the shape, as this will help the mint not to stick.
  • Place them on a baking tray covered with parchment paper and chill in the fridge for 1 – 2 hours or until they have set.
  • Once set, melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds at a time. Or in a double boiler, whichever method you are happy with.
  • Now you can dip, sprinkle or drip the chocolate on, if you are working with kids this can be the real fun part, let their imagination run a little and paint faces! I just dipped a spoon in the chocolate and drizzled it over the mints.
  • Again, chill the peppermint creams until they have fully set. About another 30 minutes, then serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1candy (out of 25) | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 20.1g