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These Butter Mints are perfect for any occasion. This old fashioned butter mints candy are full of flavor and made with simple ingredients.

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We love making these Butter Mints anytime we are hosting a party or a bridal shower. They soft and creamy texture makes them a crowd favorite. They melt in your mouth and the perfect after dinner sweetness.

This tiny candy is so addicting like these dessert recipes – Quick and Easy Rolo Pretzels and our 3 Ingredient Pecan Rolo Pretzels.

Why We Love This Recipe:

We love this recipe because have simple it is to prepare and how simple the ingredients are. Feel free to change the color to what you prefer and enjoy these tasty soft mints for any weddings or baby shower.

They are the perfect addition to any celebration or an easy dinner mints.

Ingredients: 

Butter Mints ingredients - butter, heavy cream, salt, peppermint extract, powdered sugar, food coloring
  • Unsalted Butter (softened) 
  • Heavy Cream 
  • Salt 
  • Peppermint Extract 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Food Coloring (optional) 

Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas:

  • Food Coloring – These treats can be made in a variety of colors. Change the color of the mints for the specific celebrations.
  • Shapes – You can easily change the shapes of the mints and make them big or small. They will still taste amazing with delicious results.
  • Extract – Feel free to add in teaspoon vanilla extract instead of peppermint oil.

Step by Step Instructions: 

Mixing the heavy cream, salt, extract and powdered sugar together

Step 1 – Beat together the butter, heavy whipping cream, salt, pepper extract and 1 cup of powdered sugar together with a hand held mixer or stand up mixer until smooth and creamy.  

Adding the powdered sugar to the butter mixture

Step 2 – Slowly add in the remaining powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, scraping down the sides of bowl after each addition.  Beat for 2-3 minutes. 

Dividing dough into 4 bowls

Step 3 – Divided the mixture evenly into 4 bowls.  Dye one green, one yellow, one pink and one blue with food coloring.  Add 3-4 drops and mix in until the mixture is the color you prefer. 

Dough bowl divided in a bowl dyed with food coloring

Step 4 – Cover the bowls and refrigerate for at least 1 hour for the dough to become firm. 

butter mints dough ball with a portion rolled into a rope

Step 5 – Once chilled, remove one bowl and divide the mixture into 6 sections.  Sprinkle a work surface with powdered sugar.  Roll each into a rope that is approximately ½ inch thick.  Then cut each rope into ½ inch long pieces. 

Butter mints on a baking sheet

Step 6 – Place the mints on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let the mints sit at room temperature for 24-48 hours until they are completely dried out. Then serve and enjoy!  

Recipe Tips: 

  • Combining Ingredients – Combine the ingredients in a bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
  • Desired Consistency – Add in powdered sugar to get the right consistency you prefer.
  • Cutting the mints – We recommend using a sharp knife to cut the butter mint dough.
Butter Mints in a jar

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Store butter mints in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for 2-3 weeks. 

Can I Freeze?

Yes, you can freeze this candy recipe. Place in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months.

Butter Mints in a jar

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Butter Mints

5 from 2 votes
These Butter Mints are perfect for any occasion. This old fashioned candy are full of flavor and made with simple ingredients.
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Let the mints sit at room temperature 1 day
Total Time 1 day 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 73

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • Food Coloring optional

Instructions

  • Beat together the butter, heavy whipping cream, salt, pepper extract and 1 cup of powdered sugar together with a hand held mixer or stand up mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Slowly add in the remaining powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, scraping down the sides of bowl after each addition.  Beat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Divided the mixture evenly into 4 bowls.  Dye one green, one yellow, one pink and one blue with food coloring.  Add 3-4 drops and mix in until the mixture is the color you prefer.
  • Cover the bowls and refrigerate for at least 1 hour for the dough to become firm.
  • Once chilled, remove one bowl and divide the mixture into 6 sections.  Sprinkle a work surface with powdered sugar.  Roll each into a rope that is approximately ½ inch thick.  Then cut each rope into ½ inch long pieces.
  • Place the mints on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Continue this process with the remaining bowls.
  • Let the mints sit at room temperature for 24-48 hours until they are completely dried out.
  • Then the mints are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftover mints in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for 2-3 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 73kcal, Carbohydrates 42g, Protein 0.1g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.3g, Cholesterol 22mg, Sodium 50mg, Potassium 4mg, Sugar 0.1g, Vitamin A 255IU, Vitamin C 0.01mg, Calcium 3mg, Iron 0.003mg

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