Peppermint Creams

These treats are super easy but look so sweet and impressive bagged up as presents!
Serves: 12
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Each serving typically contains

  • Energy 552kJ 131kcal 7%
  • Fat 2.1g 3%
  • Saturates 1.3g 7%
  • Sugars 28.0g 31%
  • Salt 0.05g <1%

of an adult's Reference Intake (RI)*
Energy per 100g: 1678kJ/397kcal
*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal).
Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.

Here's how easy it is...
  1. 1. Gradually mix the icing sugar into the condensed milk. Add the peppermint extract and knead until smooth.
  2. 2. Dust a clean surface with icing sugar and roll out the mixture to 5mm (¼") thickness. Cut into rounds with a small cutter. Leave in a cool place to dry (about 2-3 hours).
  3. 3. Drizzle the peppermint creams with the melted chocolate or dip to coat one half. Allow to set. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container and use within 3 weeks.
  4. For allergens, always check the ingredients list of each product used.

    Recipe contains milk and soya.

Discussion Board

  • Jenny
    October 22, 2015
    Made these before Christmas last year. Didn't turn out as firm as I would have liked but that was my mistake I think. They still tasted good.
  • MummyBubble
    November 22, 2014
    I will be making these for my children to give to their teachers for Christmas. I might try different flavoured extracts too.
  • theresa
    June 23, 2014
    I made those the otherday wow big hit with my daughter and so easy to make too i put cherry flavouring in one half yum as with the chocolate on top
  • theresa
    June 19, 2014
    Going to be gaving those a try tonite look so yum
  • mummy2
    March 28, 2014
    I have just made these! They are great... My 3 year old daughter helped me make them and she had great fun 😊 we are just waiting for them to dry now but they are sooo easy to make & we will be making them again for easter.
  • Liz
    January 10, 2014
    made the chocolate fudge for Christmas presents a friend asked for peppermint creams so am going to try this recipe
  • caz
    October 07, 2013
    I made these at the weekend. They were so good I started to experiment and made orange, strawberry and lemon, using colouring and flavouring. WOW, big hit at work today.

    Carnation says:
    Hi Carol, these little treats really do sort out the sweet cravings.
  • MiaW1607
    January 28, 2013
    Sounds great! Would it be possible to do in an afternoon at a primary school (Y6 class) for a cooking lesson? Thanks!

    Carnation says:
    Hi Mia, you could easily make the mixture and cut shapes out but they need to dry before you can dunk in chocolate. So perhaps you could decorate with silver balls and leave to set instead? The coconut ice is also super quick and easy!
  • tiggy
    January 09, 2013
    these lovely sweets turned out perfect, cut them into little xmas shapes and everyone loved them ty.
  • Ll
    December 27, 2012
    We made these, but more than we expected. Is it possible to freeze them?

    Carnation says:
    ,Hi Lorna, yes you can freeze this recipe. Just be sure to seal them in an airtight container and between parchment paper before you freeze.
  • nicknack
    November 27, 2012
    hi, i just wonder if it 115g or 115ml ?? want to make this with boys i childmind for there mum :) x

    Carnation says:
    Hi Nicolle, we find it easier to weigh the condensed milk so yes 115g or about 6-7 tbsp if you prefer.
  • Mrs.S
    November 25, 2012
    I have tried making these today in perparation for Christmas. I didnt think that 12 would be enough so doubled the mixture - i have added the best part of 750g of icing sugar and the mixture is still too wet, it is sticking to everything and cant be cut. i am trying to get it to the consistency of fondant icing and not succeeding - do i just keep on adding icing sugar?

    Carnation says:
    Hi Karen, not quite sure what went wrong here... we would keep kneeding the mixture, addign a little icing sugar at a time until you have the right consistency.
  • R
    November 25, 2012
    Hi.This recipe was amazing!It's so quick and easy to make and they taste delicious!Thanks Carnation!
  • evdyla
    November 17, 2012
    Hi. This receipe looks great and I would like to make some rose and violet creams for Christmas. I wondered how long does the fondant keep? Would they need to be kept in the fridge? Thank you.

    Carnation says:
    Hi Kirsty, they sound amazing! This fondant doesn't need to be kept in the fridge but it does get harder over time - keep in an airtight box for about 2-3 weeks.
  • dendun
    November 12, 2012
    Hi. I want to make some sugar mice for my local school's christmas fair, but don't want to use raw egg white. Would this pepermint cream mixture be a suitable alternative, (omitting the peppermint essence)? Can it be moulded into mouse shapes?

    Carnation says:
    Hi Denise, sounds like a great idea - we would suggest to use extra icing sugar added a little at a time until you have a really stiff and mouldable mixture. Or you could use our coconut ice recipe with extra icing sugar too! Mmm coconut mice! Love to hear how you get on?!
  • Reeso
    November 09, 2012
    My mix was a bit runny and I could not roll it , why did this happen?

    Carnation says:
    Hi Clare, hmm not quite sure why that happened - we suggest adding a little extra icing sugar to it which should make it stiffer?
  • Fudgie
    November 06, 2012
    Hi how much peppermint extract do you add? Plus how do you do the drizzle of plain choc? Thanks

    Carnation says:
    Hi Gail, we suggest adding peppermint extract to taste - the extracts are all slightly different strengths, so start with a drop or two and then increase from there. Melt the chocolate in a bowl then pour into an icing bag or food bag and snip the end then drizzle to your heart's content!
  • JenJen
    October 10, 2012
    How many does this recipie make

    Carnation says:
    Hi Jen, it depends on how big your cutter is... But if its around 1.5cm it should make about 24 pieces approximately.
  • Annie
    September 01, 2012
    Hi, just read this recipe, when do you add the edible glitter or do you dust with it?

    Carnation says:
    Hi Anne, you can drizzle the peppermint creams with a little melted chocolate and then add the edible glitter if you like - they make great presents!


Peppermint Creams is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 10.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ummmm... Not too sure how it tastes because it is currently in the fridge but sure smells good! However, you CANNOT KNEED THIS! Do not try you will get it EVERYWHERE! I am not joking. Also they fail to mention how much peppermint you should put in, i am not too sure why this is. overall, i would make it again and recommend others to do the same but be CAREFUL of the mess you can make.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice indeed The mixture turned out perfectly. It was easy to roll and cut out Christmas shapes. I think some of our cooks on here may not have realised that the condensed milk needs to be weighed rather than measured as a liquid hence their mixture was too soft. . I'm making these for Christmas presents.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked great I used a full tin of condensed milk and just kept adding icing sugar until the consistincy was correct i used about a quarter of a bottke of peppermint tasted amazing. It worked best adding icing in small quantities and stirring in great recipe
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All Right In The End The 1st reviewer was correct, had to add almost double the sugar quantity to get to a rolling consistency. In future will start with less con. milk and add to if necessary. However, the sweets were delicious - if you like After8 you will love these.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy, great fun to make So easy to make, such a nice recipe and I can make them as minty as I like! Made them for Christmas as 'keep them quiet before lunch' nibbles, they went down really well and they keep well too. Next time will make them a little thicker!
Date published: 2019-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for pressies! Need adult to mix as a bit sticky but kids love to cut out and decorate. They taste great and melt in the mouth.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Yummy Me my mum & my sister made these for Xmas for pressies.
Date published: 2018-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from help please i am trying to make a peppermint cream for inside homemade chocolates. if i make this recipe how can i make it pipeable ?
Date published: 2018-12-06
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