Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Christmas Fun: Mints
But trust me when I say that you have never had mints like these!
This is another one of my Nina's famous recipe.
Everyone who has ever had them has asked for the recipe.
In fact, I'm pretty sure that people invited my family to Christmas parties just so my mom would bring these delicious little confections.
Every year our pastor and his family would come for dinner at our house around Christmas time, and every time he came, his first statement was, "I'll sit next to the mints!"
Most Ghanians are not big sweet-eaters.
As a general rule, they don't like ANY of our Christmas goodies.
These they like!
Not only are these tasty, they are super-duper easy!
Leaves more time for enjoying them?
1/3 c. light corn syrup (can make your own, but they will not set up as well)
1/4 c. butter (NO SUBSTITUTES!)
1 tsp. peppermint extract
1/2 tsp. salt
1 lb. confectioners'/icing sugar
red and green food coloring
Blend corn syrup, butter, extract, and salt together.
Add sugar to mixture.
Divide into two parts and color one half red (which will really look pink!) and the other half green.
Roll into 1-inch balls and place on waxed paper.
Press with thumb (like making thumb print cookies).
Refrigerate until firm.
* If you wish, you could also dip in chocolate!