Delightfully delicious butter mint flowers are super simple to make. They're just right for a springtime brunch, baby showers, bridal showers, or any festive occasion when you want to impress but don't want to stress.
Whip up a batch (or two) of these adorable little butter candies and serve them for baby showers, bridal showers, Mother's day, or any day that needs a little touch of sweetness.
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The ingredient list:
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- butter softened
- confectioners sugar
- peppermint extract
- orange extract
- food color gel
- meringue powder (for the yellow center)
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- stand mixer or hand mixer
- measuring cups and spoons
- large mixing bowl (if using a hand mixer)
- three medium bowls
- silicone molds
- baking sheet
- parchment paper
How many butter mints does this recipe make?
As written this recipe makes forty-five 1" round candies using this silicone mold.
However, should you decide to use a different candy mold the quantity may vary.
Does the silicone mold need to be prepped in any way to prevent sticking?
Nope. No need.
The nature of silicone alone pretty much prevents any type of sticking.
Also, since silicone molds bend and flex easily, it's super simple to pop the frozen butter mints out of their molds.
Can the colors of these butter mint candy flowers be altered?
By all means, tailor the colors to suit your needs!
- Make specifically pink or blue ones for baby showers.
- Color them to match the wedding colors for a bridal shower or wedding.
- How about red, white, and blue for fun patriotic celebrations?
- Make them all green for St. Patrick's Day.
- Make tons of assorted colors and give them to mom for Mother's Day, or place them out on the Easter brunch table. Everyone will love them!
- The colorful possibilities are endless!
How long will these butter mints keep in the refrigerator?
Store the butter mint flowers in a single layer in an air-tight container and they'll keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
Can butter mint flowers be frozen?
Most definitely! That's what makes these little candies perfect for entertaining.
Make them in advance and then store them in a single layer in an air-tight freezer container for up to 2 months.
How long does the butter mint candy need to set in the freezer before unmolding?
About 60 minutes, but longer won't hurt.
Once they're frozen, the butter mint candy will easily pop out of the molds.
Can these be served at room temperature?
Once they're out of the freezer these will thaw quickly and become soft, but they'll still retain their cute shape.
As a precaution, if it's overly hot outside I wouldn't leave these sit out for too long, or in the direct sunlight.
Does peppermint flavoring need to be used?
No, not at all, but traditionally peppermint extract is used in making butter mints, hence the name.
That said, if you're not a fan of peppermint (my husband is one of those people), then, by all means, switch out the extract flavor or go extremely light on the peppermint, and add in some citrus extract to compliment the light peppermint flavor.
You'll notice in this recipe I went very light with the peppermint extract and I added orange extract as well. The combination of these two extracts is delicious, and they make for a nice light flavor for the spring and summer months.
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Colorful Butter Mint Flowers (pictured below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!
Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today's easy candy recipe for Butter Mint Flowers.
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Butter Mint Flowers
- baking sheet, silicone molds, parchment paper, spatulas, bowls, stand mixer or hand mixer, gel food color, spoons, medium bowls, measuring cups and spoons, small zip-top bag or piping bag (for flower centers).
- 8 tablespoons salted butter softened
- 4 cups confectioners sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon peppermint extract add up to ¼ teaspoon for a more intense peppermint flavor, if desired
- ⅛ teaspoon orange extract add up to ¼ teaspoon for a more intense orange flavor, if desired
- 2 tablespoons milk
- gel food color pink, purple, aqua
- silicone flower molds
- To make the royal icing:
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 tablespoon meringue powder
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- ½ tablespoon warm water more if needed
- yellow gel food color
- Blend the softened butter, 4 cups confectioners sugar, extract flavors, and milk until smooth and creamy.
- Divide the sugar dough mixture into separate bowls (depending on how many different colors you're making).
- Add a few drops of gel food color to the separate bowls and stir well to thoroughly mix each color.
- Press approximately 1½ teaspoons of the butter mint mixture into each well of the silicone mold, making sure to press firmly enough to fill in all the detail and so there are no air pockets.
- Place the filled silicone molds on a baking sheet and freeze for at least 1 hour, of up to 4 hours.
- Gently remove the flower mints from the molds and place them in a single layer onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- In a medium bowl, stir or whisk together the ingredients for the royal icing.
- Add the icing to a small zip-top bag and snip off a very small corner of the bag.
- Gently pipe a yellow flower center onto each butter mint flower.
- Return the butter mints to a single layer air-tight container and refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve.
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