Homemade Candy Recipes | Buttercream Mint Candy Recipe

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I don’t eat candy on a daily basis but when the holidays get closer, I love making my homemade candy recipes to share with friends and family (and enjoy myself).  Besides my peanut butter fudge, one of Marty’s favorite candy recipes is my homemade Buttercream Mint candy recipe. They are super easy to make and they taste just like those buttercream mints you buy at the store. The only difference is that I do not put artificial food coloring in mine.

Homemade Candy Recipes | Buttercream Mint Candy Recipe #EveryDayCare


Homemade Candy Recipes | Buttercream Mint Candy Recipe

Buttercream mints are very simple to make, can be made ahead and frozen and taste like they took much more time to make than they actually did. You can set out a bowl for your guests to enjoy or package some up to give as a gift.  The mints will keep for up to one week in the refrigerator or you can freeze them for longer storage. I love making Marty’s favorite holiday recipes each year. It’s a simple way to show him how much he means to me.

Homemade Candy Recipes | Buttercream Mint Candy Recipe #EveryDayCare

Homemade Candy Recipes | Buttercream Mint Candy Recipe #EveryDayCare

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. I love giving back to others and taking time to show people how much they mean to me. There are so many little ways to do that and it doesn’t need to take hours from your day. Caregiving can be a challenge but there are a lot of ways to show you care. I can show my family how much they mean to me by making their favorite dinner or dessert,  by remembering to have their lucky shirt washed on exam day or by remembering to pick up a copy of their favorite magazine when I shop. Some days, it’s the little things that really matter and the simple act of my husband bringing me a cup of coffee on a busy afternoon makes all the difference in the world to me.

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Buttercream Mint Candy Recipe
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  • 10 2/3 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 1 pound confectioner's sugar, sifted with no lumps
  • 1 tsp mint extract (NOT flavoring)


  1. Cream the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer (low) until it is light and fluffy. Add the sugar and the mint extract and continue to beat on low until it is thick and creamy with no lumps.
  2. Divide the mixture into two portions and wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about 4 hours.
  3. Remove one portion from the refrigerator and shape it into a 1 inch ball. Place it on parchment paper and flatten slightly with a fork. You can dip the fork in extra confectioner's sugar if you need to stop it from sticking.
  4. Refrigerate in an air tight container in a single layer or in layers separated by more parchment paper until ready to eat.

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  1. OHh, those look fantastic! They'd be great little candy to bring to someone's party!
  2. I just can't stop baking! Spending quality time in my kitchen is my favorite way to get ready for the holidays.  I can't wait to try your candy recipe.
  3. Kathleen Kennedy-Leon says
    Wow those look fantastic--I just went to a cookie swap, but I'm going to have to remember this one for next year--I'll have to pin it--thanks for sharing!
  4. This sounds so simple but delicious! The perfect addition to all of the other goodies for the holidays. 
  5. Stephanie @ Diary of a Debutante says
    YUM! These don't sound impossible to make, either! Definitely trying!! :)xo, Stephanie Diary of a Debutante www.thediaryofadebutante.com
  6. Hello! I’d like to make these for a rehearsal dinner I am hosting in September. How far in advance can I make them?
    • Ellen Christian says
      Hi Pearl - I wouldn't make them more than a day or two ahead of time. They will harden as they are exposed to the air.

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