Mints - Altoid Style

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READY IN: 48hrs 30mins
YIELD: 10 pkgs
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb gum paste (from candy section of craft store)
  • 15 -20
    drops essential oils, peppermint (food grade)
  • 14
    teaspoon red food coloring (or sub paste or gel food coloring)
  • 14
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DIRECTIONS

  • Open bag of gum paste & add the peppermint (or other flavor of your choosing).
  • Close bag & knead until well incorporated.
  • Remove 1/2 of gum paste (cover & set aside).
  • Add food coloring to paste left in bag & knead to incorporate.
  • - From this point, you may want to wear some kitchen gloves (you know - thin, food handling type, so you don't end up with red hands. You may also want to work on parchment or a cutting board to keep your counter from possibly staining :) -.
  • Remove red paste from bag, finish kneading color in, if necessary.
  • Working fairly quickly, to avoid the candy drying out (you can use the powdered sugar to dust the surface you're working on).
  • Split red & white pastes in half & roll in to 4 long, thin ropes.
  • Place 4 ropes together & roll into one rope approximately 1/2 inch in diameter.
  • With a very sharp knife cut into 1/4 inch pieces.
  • If they squish a little, due to cutting, just press back in to round.
  • Toss in a 9 x 13 baking pan and air dry for 48 hours.
  • Package in little cellophane bags or little tins (washed), etc, from the craft store.
  • NOTE - Cooking time is drying time.
  • From Cheeky Kitchen 2011.
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