Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 4 mins

Mouthwatering mints that are very simple to make and don't require a lot of time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups powdered sugar (more or less depending on amount making)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (more or less)
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract (usually mint is better) or 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (usually mint is better)
  • water (very little if needed)


  1. Melt butter.
  2. Place powder sugar in bowl along with flavoring and melted butter.
  3. Knead with hands until mixture is in a solid non-sticky dough mixture.
  4. If powder sugar is left in bowl, add very little water to mix in mixture.
  5. Shape and enjoy.
Most Helpful

These mints are great! But of course it all depends on what sort of extract you use. They're basically butter mints. I melted the butter, then added the extract, then added some of the powdered sugar and some water, and from there treated it like making pie crust (make it into a coarse crumb mixture that is somewhat dry, then press together). Then I put the finished mint in a bowl of powdered sugar to help the outside dry out.

Heather Sullivan November 26, 2002

I made this in a pinch for my sister in law's baby shower. The only thing was when I made them the mint flavor was too much. I had to double the recipe and omit the additional mint to get the flavor we liked. However, they were delicous and a hit. For the last few mints (about 25) I added some chocolate flavoring for mint choc. taste--they were yummy and so simple to make!!!!

shuey April 20, 2006

Just had to submit a 2nd review - I made these again using 1 teaspoon mint, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon butter extract, added a few drops red food coloring and used a teeny heart cookie cutter for Valentine's Day - THESE WERE FABULOUS!!!!

dukeswalker February 07, 2005