Butter Mints

With just five ingredients, you can make sweet and creamy homemade butter mints. They are perfect for any gathering, and make great gifts!

We love sharing candy recipes on the site and must warn that these mints are addicting (like our homemade Turtles and homemade caramels!)

Butter Mints in a glass bowl

homemade butter mints

If you’ve ever eaten butter mints at weddings or after a meal at a restaurant, you know that they just melt in your mouth. Am I right?!

Well this homemade version is even creamier! They dissolve into melty pools of minty goodness within seconds. They’re great favors for showers, parties, or just to have on hand!

Homemade butter mints do need to dry for at least 24 hours, so plan ahead. And if your house is like mine, you will have to hide them during the drying process, or they will all disappear!

Homemade Butter Mints ingredients in a mixer

How to make Butter Mints

BEAT. Place your soft butter, cream, salt, peppermint oil, and ¾ cup of the powdered sugar in the bowl of a Kitchen-aid. Beat till smooth and creamy, scraping the side of the bowl a couple times.

(Note: The peppermint oil used here is the kind you find in the baking isle – not essential oils.)

Gradually beat in the remaining powdered sugar, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula often. Add food coloring if desired. Beat for 2-3 minutes till soft and fluffy.

Scrape the mixture to the bottom of the bowl, and press plastic wrap firmly over the surface.

CHILL & CUT. Chill for at least an hour, or till firm enough to handle. Divide into 5-6 sections. Sprinkle your counter with powdered sugar and roll each section into a rope about ½″ thick.

Use a dough scraper, sharp knife, or pizza cutter to cut each rope into pieces about ½″ long.

DRY. Place each mint on a cookie sheet covered with waxed paper. Let sit at room temperature for 24-48 hours to dry out.

Even after drying, they won’t be as hard as the commercial butter mints. Their soft middles are what make them so deliciously creamy and irresistible!

How to Make Butter Mints

How to store + Freeze butter mints

How to store butter mints: Store them in a container so that they don’t get smashed. They will keep at room temperature for a couple weeks, or in the refrigerator for up to 1 month..

Can you freeze butter mints? Yes – you can freeze mints in airtight containers or in heavy duty freezer bags for up to 2 months.

But trust us – these won’t last long in your home. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Close up of soft mints

Everyone loves this butter mint candy recipe. They make take a little time, but they’re simple and so delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Butter Mints Recipe

5 from 10 votes
With just five ingredients, you can make sweet and creamy homemade butter mints. They are perfect for any gathering, and make great gifts!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 218 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp cream
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 5-6 drops peppermint oil
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 drops food coloring, optional

Instructions
 

  • Beat butter, cream, salt, peppermint oil, and 3/4 cup of the powdered sugar in a Kitchenaid till very smooth and creamy.
  • Slowly add in the remaining powdered sugar, scraping the sides of the bowl often. Add food coloring if desired. Beat for 2-4 minutes, or till smooth and fluffy. 
  • Scrape all of the mixture into a mound, cover tightly with plastic wrap. Chill for at least an hour.
  • When mixture is firm enough to handle, divide it into 5 or 6 pieces. To form mints, sprinkle your counter liberally with powdered sugar. Roll each piece out into a rope about 1/2" thick.
  • Use a dough scraper to cut each rope into small pillow shaped pieces approximately 1/2" long. Place each mint on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Let mints sit at room temperature for at least 12 hours to dry out.

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Hi! I'm Kara from Creations by Kara, and I'm addicted to creating pretty and yummy things. I love sharing home decor ideas, DIY projects, tasty recipes, and simple tips! I hope that I am inspiring women everywhere to use their creativity to build a better life.

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    How interesting! I never thought to make these at home. We love them, so I need to give them a try since the recipe is so easy.

  2. 5 stars
    I love butter mints. Making these at home is such a treat. Easy, good and colorful. A special treat for any occasion.

  3. The recipe seems easy. I will try it this weekend and give another rating. What is the serving portion for this recipe?

  4. 5 stars
    Cream as in whip cream or milk cream that is made after the fresh milk comes down to a room temperature after boiling??

  5. Hello I was wondering if peppermint extract would work instead of oil and if so how how much? These sound delicious but I’ve never heard of PEPPERmint oil thank you:)

    1. You sure could. Extract is a little lest potent, so you may want to add a little more. You can start with the same amount but my add a few more drops. Peppermint oil is in the baking aisle. Maybe 1/2 teaspoon?