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Meltaway Butter Mint Candy
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.
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.
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...
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 Cooks.com.
This recipe uses a southern staple, light Karo Syrup. For the rest of the world, this is light corn syrup.
- Homemade Mints on Cooks.com.
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:
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)?
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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