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Meltaway Butter Mint Candy

Updated on December 12, 2016

These Buttermints will melt in your mouth!

Homemade Meltaway Mints--my favorite nibble at showers and weddings. Surely, this candy is easy to make! At least I hope they are! The glittering sugar covering on these mints just calls to me across reception halls and dining-rooms. So, I am wondering, how did I not have these at my daughter's wedding?

If you keep scrolling down, you will find several recipes for party mints that I found on the web. I also have a melt-a-way mint candy that you could purchase on Amazon. Weather you choose to make homemade mint candies or buy them ready made, you will satisfy your craving for melty, smooth mints using my recommendations.

The meltaway heart mints shown here were found using a Creative Commons Search on Flickr from user David Hepworth. I enhanced it using

Make Mints for the Holidays - Valentine's Day is a good one!

Meltaway Butter Mints would make a wonderful Homemade Gift during the Holidays. If you find a perfect recipe, you might make this a holiday tradition. Maybe during Thanksgiving one could get the children to help make these candies for gift giving. I am all about making mints a family project.

Keep scrolling down for more essential items for making these melt in your mouth mints.

CK Products Snowflakes Assortment Chocolate Mold
CK Products Snowflakes Assortment Chocolate Mold

Good to use for any Winter Holiday or Wedding Shower held during the cold months of the year.


In the south, mints are almost mandatory at weddings...

Wilton Hearts Candy Mold
Wilton Hearts Candy Mold

Always appropriate! Good for wedding showers or receptions.


Soft Mint Meltaway recipes: - They will melt in your mouth!

I have never made melt away mints, but I want to! Oh, yes I do. Most all of these recipes state that the mints can be frozen. Nice feature because you can keep some on hand for "after dinner" or to give as gifts.

Below you will find links to the most appealing melt-a-way candy recipes I have found.

However, I did find a winning tutorial for the mint meltaways at the blog, Skip to My Lou! There is a big arrow link further down the page that will help you find this tutorial on the web.

  • Peppermint Candy Mints on

    This recipe uses a southern staple, light Karo Syrup. For the rest of the world, this is light corn syrup.

  • Homemade Mints on

    This recipe sounds wonderful as it includes butter, cream and powdered sugar.

    No Karo involved. Recipe suggests dipping candy in sugar before putting in a mold.

  • Party or Wedding Mint Candy

    This recipe only uses cream cheese, no butter. The title makes me think that this is the candy I might be looking for.

  • Wedding Mints

    NINE recipes on this page. Oh, so many to try.

    This website recommends using peppermint oil (see product below) over just "flavoring".

    This site also has several other recipes that look worth trying. You need to scroll down the page to find "Secret Ingredient Cream Cheese Mints".

  • Butter Mints Recipe from "Neverending Yarn" looks like it would be a good recipe to try. The ingredients include milk, a clear vanilla and a clear butter flavoring. Excellent photos, too.

Two essentials for making meltaway buttermints: - Flavor, color and shape your homemade candy

Oil seems to be the best way to add flavor to a meltaway mint candy. The shown below had the highest reviews from Amazon customers.

Wilton has superior products for making candy of all kinds. Feel free to buy heart shaped ones while you are here. It will melt my heart if you do. These hearts can be used for more than just a wedding or a shower! Obviously, Valentine's Day is one other occasion. Thanks.

You must have a good food coloring for your homemade mints:

Butter Mints: see how to make one version of this recipe - A perfect candy to make with the grandchildren.

Not just for the holidays, butter mints are great after dinner, or put in a cute glass container to take as a hostess gift. This cook recommends that you keep the ingredients for this delightful candy on hand so you can be ready to make butter-mints at a moment's notice. I know that my grandchildren love to help me make stuff to eat, especially sweet stuff!

Natural flavor for your candy making:

LorAnn Natural Flavoring Oils, Natural Peppermint Oil, 1 Ounce Bottle
LorAnn Natural Flavoring Oils, Natural Peppermint Oil, 1 Ounce Bottle

Be sure to do your research and read reviews of any product before you make a purchase.


Debate: Meltaway Mints at a Wedding or Shower?

I could only find 1 image on Creative Commons for homemade butter mints. Is that because making this candy is out of style? I, for one, sure hope not! I plan to attend many more showers and weddings in the future and look forward to having my mints!

Do you think having handmade candy mints at a wedding or shower is old fashioned (out of style)?

It most certainly is!

It most certainly is!

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    • joannalynn lm 4 years ago

      I don't know that it's out of style as much as people are so short on time today. There is so much that goes into organising a shower, that perhaps making the mints is the last thing people can find to do, even if it might be on their list. I love melt away butter mints. That's why I visited your lens :). I'm not sure when you state "old fashioned" do you mean out-of-style or preserving a tradition. So, I'm not sure how to vote. I'll follow CCGAL in assuming old fashioned is a tradition done for many years. At Italian weddings, we have an old tradition of giving five Jordan almonds to each guest, each almond signifies five wishes for the bride and groom: health, wealth, happiness, fertility, and longevity. These almonds decorate each place setting as favours, tucked into tulle bags called "bomboniere", and are personalised with the couple's names and wedding date. I have sat with family and wrapped hundreds of bomboniere :).

    • CCGAL 4 years ago

      And I adore old fashioned! I think home made things at a wedding or shower brings a touch of loving kindness that makes everyone feel loved and cherished. I will take home made anything over store bought, any day of the week.

    It most certainly is not!

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      • Renee Dixon 3 years ago from Kentucky

        I don't think so, I always eat them!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Traditional or old fashioned is ok. Candy mints never go out of style.

      • Lori Green 4 years ago from Las Vegas

        Yum! I love this

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        love mint..never go out of fashion

      • Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

        I say old-fashioned, make-it-yourself is a good way to go if you don't want to end up deep in debt for the wedding.

      • fullofshoes 4 years ago

        I love the idea. Recently went to a wedding and the favors were clear glass tea light holders with mints wrapped inside. Twice the fun. ~blessed~

      • Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

        I think it's a lovely idea. Homemade is always appreciated at any of the showers I have put on or attended.

      • Fay 4 years ago from Cornwall, UK

        No I think its great to have home made things it is more personal

      Does the thought of meltaway mints make your mouth water? If not, please share your favorite recipe with me. I will appreciate it.

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      Melt my heart with your kind, kind comments: - A mouth watering mint recipe? State it honestly.

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          PatriciaJoy 3 years ago from Michigan

          Top of the mornin' to ya. I love these and never thought of making my own. Thanks for the info.

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          Renee Dixon 3 years ago from Kentucky

          My favorite restaurant has free meltaway mints at the register, and I swear they are the best mints! I don't think they will ever go out of fashion, I served them at my baby shower and wedding as well. Love buttermints!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Yummy candies.

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          Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

          Mints and peanuts are a must at any of our family parties.

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          TamarWrites 4 years ago

          I never heard of meltaway mints before! Thanks for teaching me something new.

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          Brandi 4 years ago from Maryland

          Yum! I love when they have these at weddings and other events. I never thought of making them...might have to try it! :)

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          flycatcherrr 4 years ago

          I've made mints before, and it's certainly superior to the store-bought kind, but I'd never heard of Meltaway Mints or butter mints. I guess I'll have to try making a batch!

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          images1 4 years ago

          Butter meltaway mints are my hubby's favorite! Thanks for posting these looks like I will have to try some of them.

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          getmoreinfo 4 years ago

          I love Butter Mints they are so good.

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          Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

          My sisters and nieces all get together before a family wedding and have a big session making these mints. I love them. They're a tradition in the midwest too.

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          Cindy 4 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

          I never thought of making these myself but, seems easy enough, homemade everything is usually better and these make a nice treat. xoxo

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          Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

          Yeup...being from the south myself I can say they are definitely required. Blessings! :)

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          dellgirl 4 years ago

          I really like your Meltaway Butter Mints recipes and this lens. Looks so delicious I can almost taste them. Thanks for sharing. ~~Blessed by a SquidAngel~~

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          Childbirth_Educator 4 years ago

          I didn't even know you could make your own mints.

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          bake-dawg 4 years ago

          OOOOOOH! AAAAHHHH! Those cream cheese mints look delicious,

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          thememorybooksh1 4 years ago

          I love these candy.

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          Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

          I will definitely have to make these. Angel blessings**

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          Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

          You know, I'll be making up a batch of these soon. Angel blessings**

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          Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          They do as they're my favourites.

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          joannalynn lm 4 years ago

          We live in the in North Idaho, and have few choices of where to shop. We have a Co-Op, where I have only healthy choices; and we have a grocery called Winco, where we can purchase in bulk bins. I have to pass by the Smooth and Melty Mints at Winco, and refrain from getting a bag, as I love these mints! The bulk bins have the name brands, so I can buy the best tasting.

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          CCGAL 4 years ago

          Yes ... I'm afraid I've almost drooled on my keyboard. I am soooo gonna try to make some of these one of these days! Delish!!!

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          ccmushroom 4 years ago

          Looks yummy!

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          Kylyssa Shay 4 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

          These meltaway butter mints look delicious! I didn't know you could make homemade meltaway mints.

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