Butter Mint Flowers
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Butter Mint Flowers

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.

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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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**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making these easy soft homemade candies is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” button at the top of this post to be taken directly to the recipe. 

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The ingredient list:

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

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?

Yes!

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!

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stand.

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.

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Can these be served at room temperature?

Yes!

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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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.

Yield: 45 candies

Butter Mint Flowers

Butter Mint Flowers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons salted butter, softened 
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract (add up to ¼ teaspoon for a more intense peppermint flavor, if desired)
  • 1/8 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

Instructions

  1. Blend the softened butter, 4 cups confectioners sugar, extract flavors, and milk until smooth and creamy.
  2. Divide the sugar dough mixture into separate bowls (depending on how many different colors you're making).
  3. Add a few drops of gel food color to the separate bowls and stir well to thoroughly mix each color.
  4. 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.
  5. Place the filled silicone molds on a baking sheet and freeze for at least 1 hour, of up to 4 hours.
  6. Gently remove the flower mints from the molds and place them in a single layer onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. In a medium bowl, stir or whisk together the ingredients for the royal icing.
  8. Add the icing to a small zip-top bag and snip off a very small corner of the bag.
  9. Gently pipe a yellow flower center onto each butter mint flower.
  10. Return the butter mints to a single layer air-tight container and refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve.

Notes

Tools and equipment:

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).

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Nutrition Information

Yield

45

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 67Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 5mgSodium 17mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 0gSugar 12gProtein 0g

The nutritional information and calorie count provided is intended as a guideline only and has been provided by third-party software.

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4 Comments

  1. wilhelmina

    These are so pretty! It’s like tasting a bite of Spring, fabulous!

  2. Erica Schwarz

    Loving all the bright colors! Can’t wait to try these for Easter with all the pretty pastels.

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