Perfect Peppermint Creams

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We were ecstatic when we made our first batch of peppermint creams. They were incredibly easy and tasted so good!

boxwood clippings_easy peppermint cream recipe

We simply can’t wait for you to give them a try! We promise you’ll feel so accomplished making these, you’ll feel you can conquer the world when you’re through!

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 c powdered sugar

2 1/2 TBSP butter

1/4 tsp peppermint oil (not extract)

1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

12 oz chocolate apeels

2 tablespoons (30 ml) evaporated milk



Mix powdered sugar, room temperature butter, peppermint oil and vanilla extract until a creamy paste is formed. Cover and refrigerate dough for about an hour. Prep a cookie sheet with foil and dust with powdered sugar. Make little balls of the peppermint dough and place 3″ apart on cookie sheet. Next use your hand or spoon to flatten each ball to make a disk shape. Refrigerate disks for about an hour.

After an hour prep a cookie sheet with foil (no sugar this time) and melt chocolate apeels. We did this in a microwave proof bowl stopping and stirring chocolate every 20 seconds. Take your disks from the fridge and dip them completely in chocolate. Use a fork to fish the disk out of the chocolate, let the excess chocolate drip back into the chocolate bowl and place your chocolate covered peppermint cream on the cookie sheet to set.

This recipe makes about 25 delicious peppermint creams. Click here for original recipe and video.

We used these candy boxes with a window and a bright red ribbon for a festive treat for friends and family. We are so ready to open a chocolate shop we loved making these so much!

boxwood clippings_easy peppermint cream recipe

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7 Responses to “Perfect Peppermint Creams”

  1. Lil Says:

    I’m totally going to try these.

    You should have seen the trouble I caused at the Target $1 spot yesterday…and I’m pretty sure it all started with a chalk pen… :)

  2. Plum Pretty Sugar Says:

    These look amazing and are packaged so pretty! Thank your for sharing such loveliness!


  3. Allegra Says:

    These are beautiful!!! They look so yummy and expensive. Might have to give them a go. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Nancy Jones Says:

    Yum – those were really delicious. Glad we got to come to the wonderful shower to taste these little beauties

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