Homemade Buttermint Twists

Homemade Buttermint Twists Recipe

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Samantha Dean


Great for holidays, weddings, baby showers,gift baskets, etc.

★★★★★ 2 votes
11 Dozen Candies
1 Hr
6 Hr


1/2 c
butter or oleo, softened
5 1/4 c
powdered sugar
3 Tbsp
peppermint extract
2 to 3 dash(es)
red food coloring
1 to 2 dash(es)
green food coloring
3 Tbsp
heavy whipping cream or half & half

How to Make Homemade Buttermint Twists


  • 1Place butter in large mixer bowl. Beat at low speed until creamy. Add powdered sugar, whipping cream and peppermint extract. Continue beating until mixture forms soft dough.
  • 2Divide dough in half. Beat red food color into 1/2 of dough. Continue beating until dough is pink. Beat green food color into the other half of dough; beat until dough is light green.
  • 3Knead each tinted half of dough on surface lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar until smooth. (Keep doughs covered with plastic food wrap to prevent drying out) Roll 1 tablespoonful of each tinted dough into 4 inch rope. Gently twist green and pink ropes together. Carefully continue rolling and twisting rope to 10 inch length. Add more powdered sugar when rolling, if necessary. Cut diagonally into 1 inch pieces.
  • 4Place twists on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Let stand uncovered at room temperature until surface is dry. Layer mints between sheets of waxed paper in airtight container. Refrigerate up to 1 month. For longer storage, store in freezer up to 2 months.

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About Homemade Buttermint Twists

Course/Dish: Snacks, Candies
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #butter, #Party, #mint