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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Easy Butter Mints

As promised, here's what we made for the Sunday school teachers, butter mints! The kids made most of the mints. They had a lot of fun picking out the mint shapes which was probably their favorite part. Well, that and eating the candy.

We used our old advent calendars as the candy molds.

We used Cindy's butter mint recipe on Skip To My Lou. I did have to double the powdered sugar to get it to a dough like consistency.

I found these adorable printable gift tags over at Orange You Lucky! by Helen Dardik. I erased the "to & from" part and added my own message. I also printed them on sticker paper to make it easier to attach the tags to the containers. And of course, I snuck in a little Japanese masking tape in the wrapping. I don't know why, but I can't get enough of that tape. Sometimes I wonder how I ever lived without it!


Caca said...

wow, yum yum

MaryP said...

Oh, my. I followed your link to the recipe, and landed on a page telling me that the domain name expired yesterday!

I love the idea of using an old advent calendar as the mold. What a great idea!

zakkalife said...


Thanks for letting me know. I'm sure Cindy will fix the problem soon. She's put a lot of work into her site and I doubt she would give it up now.

In the mean time, here's a link to a similar recipe:


Just make sure to roll the dough in sugar before you place it in the mold. Otherwise, it will get stuck.

Pallot said...

Ah, of course! I remember making these in school when I was a kid. They taste great but up until now I had no idea what they were or how to make them.

Maybe I'll join in the fun myself.


mrs. c said...

i also think using the advent calendar as a mold is such a clever idea. i love that masking tape too! What are those clear containers? I am always looking for inexpensive ways to package my goodies! Merry Christmas!!

zakkalife said...


I get the plastic containers at Daiso. It's a $1.50 for a pack of 16. They're great to have around when sending home guests with leftovers.

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