Friday, April 18, 2014

Pastel Mint Patties

I just made these and even though they say to sit out for a day I tried one anyway and the flavor is pretty good, I think the kiddos will really like them tomorrow.  I am off to bake Easter cookies so the kids can decorate them while waiting for dinner tomorrow night.  :-)

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup light corn syrup
4 cups powdered sugar, divided
1 - 2 tsp your choice of extract or candy flavoring - I used mint
food coloring - preferably gel or paste
1/2 cup granulated sugar (to roll balls in)
Combine butter and corn syrup together in a small bowl.
Add 2 cups powdered sugar and your choice of extract and beat until well combined.
Add extract 1/2 teaspoon at a time until the mixture reaches your desired flavor.
Stir in an additional cup of powdered sugar.
Turn bowl onto a cutting board sprinkled with last cup of powdered sugar.
Knead the mixture until sugar is absorbed and is completely smooth.
Divide dough into four portions.
Tint one portion pink, one green, one blue and one yellow.
Shape into 3/4 inch balls and roll in granulated sugar.
Flatten gently with a fork.
Let candies stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 1 day.
Store in an airtight container.
Pretty Pastel Mint Patties are perfect for Easter and Spring! |


Blog Archive