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.

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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.

A bowl with ingredients and an electric beaters

So these cream cheese butter mints are very simple to make. You will want to use either a stand mixer or an electric beater. You want to get the cream cheese and the sugar mixed together very well with no lumps. 

These old fashion butter mints remind me of the candies that my grandparents used to share at the holidays. Who else remembers a candy dish on the coffee table in the living room? We always had hard candies or old fashioned butter mints in a dish. I remember stealing more than my fair share when no one was looking. I wish I had gotten the recipes for her homemade candy recipes.

Can you freeze buttermints?

Yes, you definitely can. You can store them at room temperature for a few weeks provided it’s not too hot out. Or, you can keep them in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container for about a month. If you want to freeze them, be sure that they are in a tightly covered freezer-proof container. They will stay good for up to two months. Just don’t let them get freezer burn.

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Other homemade candy recipes

If you enjoy homemade candy recipes, you might want to try my Ohio buckeye candy recipe or this healthy dark chocolate bark. Or, why not make a batch of my homemade peanut butter fudge. If you love the taste of mint, you can try this peppermint candy recipe from Butter With a Side of Bread. Or, if you want a spearmint candy recipe, why not try this recipe from Show Me the Yummy. Why not put together a gift basket of your favorite homemade candy recipes for people on your gift list this year.

raw candy batter and electric mixer beaters

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. I love giving back to others and taking the 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.

Female legs and hot drink with marshmallows on windowsill

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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Homemade Candy Recipes | Buttercream Mint Candy Recipe

So, if you’re looking for a wedding buttermints recipe, this is basically the same thing. The only real difference is that they are rolled into tiny balls and not pressed flat with a fork. And, many are dyed to match whatever the colors are for the wedding party. You can use the same recipe and just shape them differently. I hope you have a chance to try a few of my homemade candy recipes.

Yield: 50

Buttercream Mint Candy Recipe

Buttercream Mint Candy Recipe

You are going to love this delicious Buttercream Mint Candy. It is by far my favorite homemade candy recipe.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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 airtight container in a single layer or in layers separated by more parchment paper until ready to eat.

Notes

You can freeze this in a tightly covered freezer container for up to two months.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 287 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 33mg Sodium: 99mg Carbohydrates: 46g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 45g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g
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Comments

  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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