Christmas, Sweet Treats, Yummy Recipes

Minty Eyeballs or Pretty Treats : Peppermint Creams


These treats are creamy, melt in your mouth and pretty to boot!

I tried two recipes for Peppermint Creams and after a little tweaking I’ve found my favourite combination of ingredients!

Peppermint Creams

  • 2 + 1/2 cups of Icing (Confectioners) Sugar
  • 1 tsp peppermint essence
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (don’t be tempted to add extra you only want a subtle vanilla flavour)
  • 1 egg white
  • 5 tsp of double cream (about 20mL’s)
  • 200g (7 oz) dark chocolate for dipping/decorating

Method

1/ In a small bowl place the egg white, icing sugar, peppermint essence, vanilla extract and cream

2/ Gently mix until combined and you have a thick paste.  If too runny add more icing sugar a tablespoon at a time

3/ If you’d like to colour your peppermint creams then add a little extra icing sugar (1 teaspoon should do it) and mix through before adding the food colouring.  Mix in a few drops at a time of food colouring until you get the desired colour

4/ There are two options for shaping your peppermint creams:

Sprinkle icing sugar onto a flat surface.  Roll the peppermint mixture out flat with a rolling pin.  Use a small cutter to cut out rounds and place onto a grease-proof paper lined tray.

Alternately you can roll your mixture into a sausage between your palms (or onto your flat surface) and cut into small rounds.  Squish them a little with your fingers to make them into perfect circles (or close to) and place onto the tray

For multi-coloured peppermint creams you can layer two sausages on top of each other before cutting

5/ Cover and leave to set for at least an hour

6/  To decorate.  Melt the chocolate in the microwave and allow to cool for a moment before dipping your peppermint creams one by one in the chocolate.  Place them back onto your tray to set.  Use a skewer dipped in the chocolate to decorate the top if you like or use a teaspoon to drop chocolate on top of each sweet

The possibilities are endless!

Here’s are mine for Halloween.  Minty Eyeballs?

halloween green eyeballs

…and pretty green, red and white for Christmas?


8 thoughts on “Minty Eyeballs or Pretty Treats : Peppermint Creams”

  1. Mint and chocolate! Can’t beat it! I’m going to try these for Christmas! Great pictures! You’ve very good at this!!

    1. I luurve mint and chocolate just about anything (mint choc chip ice cream is my fav!) so its definitely a winner for me 🙂 Good luck making these and thank you for stopping by!

  2. Oh, I’m always looking for a new cookie for Christmas!! And these look decadent and easy to make!! Oh, you are such a good cook! You should put a book together!

  3. Thanks Irene 🙂 Definitely easy to make and only a few ingredients too which is always nice when your trying to throw things together at Christmas!

  4. naaw thanks 🙂 They were ridiculously easy to make. I love a recipe that’s little effort for a big reward so this one’s definitely on the make them again list!

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