Peppermint creams

Peppermint creams

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 2 mins - 5 mins


makes 20

Simple, creamy, peppermint treats you can make with just a handful of ingredients. They make a tasty homemade gift for anyone with a sweet tooth

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal51
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0.2g
  • salt0.001g
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  • 250g icing sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • few drops of peppermint essence
  • dark chocolate (optional)
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  1. Sieve the icing sugar into a large bowl. Add a little of the egg white and a few drops of the peppermint essence and mix really well. You want the mixture to come together as a soft dough, so keep adding a little egg white until this starts to happen (you might not need to use all of it). Taste the mixture and add more peppermint essence if desired.

  2. Divide the mixture into 20 small balls, then flatten them gently with your fingertips into discs.

  3. Place baking parchment on a large board or tray and space out the discs. Meanwhile, tip the chocolate into a microwavable bowl and heat in 30 second intervals in the microwave until melted, stirring after each blast. Once melted, leave the chocolate to cool for 5-10 mins then carefully dip the peppermint creams in the melted chocolate until they are half coated. Lay them back on the baking parchment to set for 3-4 hours or overnight.

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3rd Jul, 2020
Just made these for my husband as Bassetts no longer make their peppermint creams, and they were wonderful for him during his chemo - really helped with any nausea. No chocolate although I'm not ruling that out in the future! It's really neat sugar so recommend brushing teeth immediately after eating!
17th Apr, 2020
Very easy to make and tasted much better than I expected
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Sally Pearl
7th Nov, 2018
Hi. I would like to make these as presents. Could you give me the shelf life please?
6th Dec, 2018
I was wondering the same then I noticed the recipe on here for polar bear peppermint creams which says eat within one month
2nd Oct, 2018
How long will these last? Would like to make for presents but need to know the shelf life.
13th Mar, 2018
what temperature is it to cook them?
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19th Mar, 2018
Thanks for your question. These do not need to be cooked and we'd recommend melting the chocolate on a low/ medium microwave setting.
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