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Easy Homemade Butter Mints Recipe

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Homemade butter mints are an old-fashioned sweet treat everybody loves! These delightful little candies are not only incredibly easy to make but also melt-in-your-mouth delicious. With just a handful of simple ingredients, you’ll create a treat that’s perfect for sharing or indulging in whenever that sweet tooth calls.


Units Scale
  • 1 stick (1/2 c) unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 4 c powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • Food coloring



  1. In a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer (affiliate link), combine the butter, heavy whipping cream, peppermint extract, and 1 cup of powdered sugar until well mixed. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl and bottom of the bowl.
  2. Gradually add 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time until you’ve used all the powdered sugar, and the dough comes together.
  3. Divide your dough into four equal portions and place them in separate bowls. Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl and mix until the color is evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  4. Take a portion of the dough and place it on a cutting board dusted with powdered sugar. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and roll each piece into a rope about ½ inch in diameter using the palm of your hand. Repeat this process for all the dough portions.
  5. Using a sharp knife, dough scraper, or pizza cutter, cut the ropes into bite-sized pieces. Place on a cookie sheet or baking sheet and allow these pieces to firm up for at least 12 hours, ideally overnight, before savoring your homemade butter mints.


Store mints (after drying) in an airtight container for 1 week at room temperature or 3 weeks in the refrigerator.

Freeze mints in a freezer-safe container (affiliate link) for up to 3 months.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 mint
  • Calories: 17
  • Sugar: 2.9 g
  • Sodium: 0.2 mg
  • Fat: 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.6 mg