Homemade Butter Mints in a bowl

Butter Mints Recipe

This homemade Butter Mints recipe is perfect for everyone including someone who is vegan or has food allergies! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 125kcal
Author Marjory Pilley


  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter or Vegan Stick Replacement Softened; Do not use margarine
  • 1 Tablespoon Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Peppermint extract
  • 1 1/4 cup Powdered sugar
  • Food coloring


  • Cream butter and corn syrup in a bowl. Add salt and peppermint extract. 
  • Gradually add powdered sugar until mixture thickens to a dough consistency. Continue to knead dough adding more powdered sugar if necessary until dough is thick enough to mold.
  • Break dough into portions to color. This batch was broken into 4 equal portions.
  • Make a small well in the middle of each dough segment and squeeze 1 drop of food coloring into the well. The food dye may stain hands and clothing. Use gloves and dress accordingly!
  • Pull off small pieces of dough and roll into eggs or desired shape!


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 66mg | Sugar: 27g