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How to make homemade peppermint candy

Updated on October 23, 2014

Homemade chocolate peppermint creams- an easy gift idea

Homemade peppermint candy is one of the easiest handmade gifts you can make. These peppermint candies look good and taste great. You could make these for a a gorgeous homemade gift that really shows you care.

Homemade peppermint candies are not just for Christmas. Why not make some of these homemade candies for Halloween? Try the recipe now, and see how easy these homemade peppermint candies are.

I'm going to show you how to make home made chocolate peppermint creams. These pretty little peppermint candies are something I made as a child. Children can easily make these home made candies with a little help, to give as gifts for grandparents.

These home made chocolate peppermint creams need no cooking at all. Practically no skill is required to make these homemade gifts. Now that's what I call a great gift idea!

If you make these homemade peppermint candies as a gift, take time to present the homemade gift in pretty packaging.

If you want to experiment a little more, I've suggested a few more homeade gift ideas, such as homemade peppermint bark.You might also like to try my homemade chocolate truffles as another homemade gift idea.

The key thing about giving these home made peppermints as gifts is in the packaging.

It really is worth taking care to present these home made candies in a pretty box. You can use a box you already have, wrapping it in gift paper. I suggest you buy some candy cups in festive colors to present the candies at their best. Then wrap the candy box in ribbons, and there you have the easiest homemade gift.

If you like the look fo this easy homemade candy, then you might enjoy might homemade chocolate truffle recipe too. Delicious, easy to make homemade candy.

How to make home made peppermint creams

This is the recipe that I used as a child to make homemade peppermint creams


1 egg white ( free range is best)

The juice squeezed from half a lemon

1 teaspoon of peppermint flavoring

425g/15 oz/ or 31/2 cups icing sugar,/ confectioner's sugar( plus extra for dusting)

175g/6¼oz good quality dark chocolate


Whisk the egg white in a mxing bowl until stiff peaks form when the whisk is removed.

Slowly stir in the lemon juice, peppermint and icing sugar . Bring it together with your hands to make a paste.

Dust a work surface with a little of the extra sugar, then roll the mixture out until it is about the thickness of a coin.

Use a cutter , rim of a glass or egg cup to cut out circles and carefully lift them onto a baking tray with a thin palette knife

Chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours, or until the mixture has set.

When they are set, melt the chocolate gently in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Take care to do this very gently.

Dip each peppermint cream into the melted chocolate and set aside on a baking tray.

Chill the peppermint creams until set.

Place the homemade peppermint creams into pretty boxes and wrap as gifts.

Simple variations on this peppermint cream recipe

You can split the mixture in two and add a drop of green coloring to it, so that you get half green half white peppermint creams.

You can dip some of the peppermint creams 100% in the chocolate, you can dip some of the candies half in so that half is chocolate, and the other half is green or white, or you can leave some plain with no chocolate. This gives you an attractive looking variety of home made peppermint candies.

Gold foil candy cups to show off your homemade candies. - Homemade chocolate peppermints look great in gold candy cups as a special gift.

Some of the best gifts are homemade gifts.How about making some for your mom this Mother's Day?

Fox Run Gold Foil Candy Cups, 60 Cups
Fox Run Gold Foil Candy Cups, 60 Cups
When you make homemade gifts, be sure to present them well. It's worth spending a little to make your homemade gift idea really special. Gold looks great for Christmas gifts.

More great recipes for homemade peppermint creams - We love these simple homemade peppermint candy recipes

There are lots of variations to my homemade peppermint candy recipe.

Here are a few more for you to look at and decide which homemade peppermint candy recipe is best for you.

I've a great Nigella Lawson recipe for you here, and a new Gordon Ramsay recipe for homemade mint chocolate truffles

This cure packaging will present your candies at their best

Once you've made your peppermint candies, how are you going to present them as a perfect Halloween gift? By using top quality packaging- that's how!

Martha Stewart always has classy products, and these candy bags are absolutely perfect for this time of year.

These candy bags will make your homemade gifts look professional, and they don't cost much . What do you think? Worth the money?

Package peppermint candies for Halloween

Wrap your homemade candy box in pretty vintage style ribbons from Martha Stewart - For the finishing touch to your homemade gift.

Whether you decide to use a plain box, a fancy box, or just some see though kitchen film, these pretty ribbons.Shipping is free for these ribbons if your order comes to more than $25, so buy them along with all the gift boxes and wrappings you need. A perfect finish and great value too.

Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Girl Specialty Ribbons
Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Girl Specialty Ribbons
Make your homemade gift look really special with this fancy ribbon. Silver and red ribbons, red boxes, gold foil- all these little extras make your homemade candies into a really well presented Christmas gift.

For fun candy shapes, try these mini cookie cutters - Make your homemade candies into stars , hearts, whatever you like.

Use these mini cookie cutters to shape your peppermint candies.

Roll out your paste and cut into Halloween shapes

Wilton 12-Piece Mini Halloween Cookie Cutter Set
Wilton 12-Piece Mini Halloween Cookie Cutter Set
These mini cookie cutters will shape your peppermint candies into ghosts, witches hats and other Halloween shapes

See how pretty your homemade candies can look. - The homemade candies here are stunning- you can easily make gifts like this.

If you don't want to make your own peppermint candies, take a look at these special gifts - Peppermint from Amazon for the perfect gift.

Even if you do make your own homemade candies, you might still want to buy these top quality peppermint bark gifts for someone special.

Peppermint treats on ebay

Love peppermint? See what's on ebay for you.

I hope you enjoyed your visit- please let me know you've stopped by.

Are you inspired to make homemade gifts ?

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    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      7 years ago from United States

      My father loves peppermint candy and I am certain he would love this recipe! Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Happy New Year!

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      7 years ago

      yes. Thank you for a great lens.

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      Fox Music 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for this Delicious Lens "How to make homemade peppermint candy"

    • CamelliaPenny profile image


      8 years ago from South Carolina

      I'm definitely inspired to try making homemade candy now!

    • English-lion profile image


      8 years ago

      yum I love this :-)

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      8 years ago

      I love making home made gifts and find friends and family appreciate the extra thought and care.

    • Mamabyrd profile image


      9 years ago from West Texas

      I can't wait to make these.They look so good!

    • Keepingscore profile image


      9 years ago

      Chocolate peppermint bark is one of my favorites.

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      9 years ago

      going to make some tomorrow

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      Angela F 

      9 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I've made peppermint bark before but I'd love to try those peppermint patties.

    • john35055 profile image


      9 years ago

      great lens, I love candy

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      9 years ago

      great tribute to the peppermint candy here! enjoyed your photos especially.

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      9 years ago

      Yum! Pretty too, lol. Nice lens!

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      9 years ago

      Ah yum... Love most anything with peppermint in it... Great lens!!

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      Mickie Gee 

      9 years ago

      I just love peppermint candy--especially the homemade kind! Will put a link (probably in the featured lenses section of the intro) on my lens about my mother's chocolate covered cherries.

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      9 years ago

      Great post! Love it!

    • Msqdoo profile image


      9 years ago

      That looks delicious.


    • norma-holt profile image


      9 years ago

      Wow, I have bookmarked this as I will be making these candies for my family over the holidays. Wonderful stuff and thank you for sharing this valuable recipe. Now to find the nice boxes and candy wraps. Hugs

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      9 years ago

      I looove peppermint candy and I'll definitely try this recipe out! Thanks for stopping by my thermomix lens, I enjoy finding other people in love with their TM!

    • chgreen profile image


      10 years ago

      always looking for new christmas candy ideas. thanks.

    • CruiseReady profile image


      10 years ago from East Central Florida

      Wow! This is interesting. It never would have crossed my mind to actually make peppermint candy, rather than buying it. But, I would love to try!

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      10 years ago

      great lens

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      10 years ago

      Just need to know: egg white? is this safe? Do these mints have to be refridgerated all the time. I worry about the uncooked egg whites!

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      darciefrench lm 

      10 years ago

      These peppermint candies are a thrill just to look at -:)

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      bames24 lm 

      10 years ago

      my Dad would love it! :)

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      10 years ago

      This wold be great to make for my husband.

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      10 years ago

      I love homemade gifts.. they're the best.. one of my specialties is homemade peppermint fondant :)

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      Rhonda Albom 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      Wow, it does sound much easier than I would expect. And, yummy - home made peppermint candy - sounds great too.

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      clouda9 lm 

      10 years ago

      What an ab fab delish, love peppermint anything! This lens is featured on Over 101 Words That Describe Food ( for the word minty. Feel free to submit another sentence or two, the form is at the bottom of the lens ;)

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      10 years ago

      Nice idea

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      Virginia Allain 

      10 years ago from Central Florida

      My folks make sugared and flavored walnuts and pecans from the nuts they gather each fall. I hope they send me some for Christmas. Homemade candies make a great gift.

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      10 years ago

      I seriously love peppermint and peppermint candy and even better -- peppermint and chocolate.


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