Butter Mints

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

Super addicting and oh so buttery, homemade Butter Mints are a sweet sensation that make the perfect candy to have for all occasions. 

Wether you are hosting a party with finger food like Chicken Avocado Egg Rolls and Crab & Cream Cheese Filled Crescent Rolls, or serving a delicious main dish like Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy for your family, these buttery mints are the perfect way to finish off your evening.  A white dish and a glass dish filled with butter mints on a white background

Butter Mints

©CentsLessMeals

Pin it your DESSERT BOARD to SAVE it for later!

MY LATEST VIDEOS

Follow CentsLess Meals on Pinterest for more great recipes!

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these decadent butter mints! They make the perfect little candy to have on hand no matter the occasion. Perfect to fill up adorable jars, glasses, festive containers or give away as gifts. The options are endless!

These buttery mint treats always make me smile because they are served at fun celebrations. Or you may find them on your pillow at night when staying at a hotel, or served with your check at the end of a delicious meal. They are a special treat that just melts in your mouth.

What Are The Ingredients To Make Butter Mints?

Five simple ingredients are all you need to make this homemade butter mints recipe.

  • 1 cube butter, cold cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted and divided + extra for rolling
  • 2 Tbsp whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Food coloring (optional)

a white background with two small bowls filled with homemade mints one with a white and gold serving spoon

How To Make Buttery Mints

  1. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper and set aside. Sift the powdered sugar.
  2. Add the butter to half the powdered sugar and mix well. Then add the remaining powdered sugar and mix again.
  3. Add milk, vanilla, and peppermint extracts. Mix until creamy.
  4. Sprinkle a cutting board with additional powdered sugar and turn out dough. Cut into 4 equal pieces.
  5. If using food coloring, apply a small drop to each piece and work until the color is incorporated.
  6. Roll each piece into a long log about 1/2 inch wide. Then cut with a knife or dough scraper into small pieces and place on prepared baking sheet.
  7. Repeat until dough is used up. Allow to sit over night uncovered to dry.

Four photos showing the process to make Butter Mints.Top left photo - butter mint dough on a cutting board sprinkled with powdered sugar. Top right photo - dough cut into 4 separate pieces. Bottom left photo - dough cut into small mint shapes. Bottom right - dough placed on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

How To Store Butter Mints?

Store these buttery treats in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze them layered between parchment paper in an airtight container for up to two months.

If you are looking to satisfy your family’s sweet tooth you should also try this quick and easy candy bar fudge or ultra moist texas sheet cake.

A white bowl filled with mints with a white bowls for serving on a light background

Wether you are hosting a party, having friends over for dinner and games, or are in need of a sweet treat to give out as gifts, these homemade mints will be the decadent treat that will make everyone smile!

Other Delicious Desserts To Try

Peppermint Mocha Latte – perfect for cool days!

White Chocolate Peppermint Truffles – cool and delicious.

Microwave Chocolate Peppermint Fudge – chocolate and mint!

Cake Mix Cookie Bars – so easy.

Fruit Kabobs with Chocolate Drizzle – fresh fruit treat!

Print
Servings: 150 pieces
Butter Mints
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
 
Author: Shannon Johanson
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter mints
Super addicting and oh so buttery, homemade Butter Mints are a sweet sensation that make the perfect candy to have for all occasions.
Ingredients
  • 1 cube butter cold cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 cups powdered sugar sifted and divided + extra for rolling
  • 2 Tbsp whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Food coloring optional
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl or in the bowl of your stand mixer sift 2 cups of powdered sugar and add in the butter. Mix on medium until combined, then add in the remaining two cups of sifted powdered sugar and mix until thoroughly combined.

  3. Add in milk, vanilla, and peppermint extracts and mix until creamy.

  4. Sprinkle a cutting board with additional powdered sugar (to prevent stickiness) and turn dough out. Cut into 4 equal pieces and if using food coloring add just a small drop to each. Turn dough out again until fully incorporated. (If using more than one color, repeat until all colors are incorporated into dough)

  5. Using one piece at a time roll into 1/2 inch to an inch size log and cut with a knife or dough scraper into small pieces and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with all four pieces and allow to sit over night uncovered to dry.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 9.55, Fat: 0.01g, Saturated Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 0.03mg, Sodium: 0.15mg, Potassium: 0.2mg, Carbohydrates: 2.41g, Sugar: 2.36g, Protein: 0.01g, Calcium: 0.17%, Iron: 0.01%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

REPIN this Easy Recipe

Butter Mints in a white bowl with a small spoon

A white bowl filled with mints with a white bowls for serving on a light background
Top photo - Two small bowls filled with homemade mints, one with a white and gold serving spoon. Bottom photo - ingredients assembled to make Butter Mints.

Shannon Johanson

Shannon is an Arizona transplant who traded the rain for a life in the sun. Her daughter is like having 5 kids in one so her "me" time is found outside running or in the kitchen cooking and creating recipes families will love. Shannon graduated with a Degree in Biology and went on to get her post-baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene. She feels the way to make people smile and come together is through good food, so she tries to create meals that will not only be easy to make, but delicious to eat. Shannon's philosophy is, when all else fails, have a dream. So that is what she tries to do; dream, create, and bring her recipes to life from her kitchen to yours. Visit Shannon at The Food Cafe to learn more.

2 comments on “Butter Mints”

  1. Hi! By cube of butter do you mean a stick?
    Thanks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *