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Valentine’s Treats: Pink Peppermint Creams

| January 18, 2014 | 8 Comments

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31 Days of Love

Welcome  to Chris from Thinly Spread on today’s 31 Days of Love series with her BEAUTIFUL Peppermint Creams. So makes me want to make some! Check out our other guest bloggers with  Valentine’s CardsValentines Gifts that Kids can Make and Valentines Treats!

How lovely to be able to share our Valentine’s Peppermint Creams here on Red Ted Art’s 31 Days of Love! I love making sweets and biscuits with children where the adult input is minimal, and peppermint creams are one of the easiest!

Peppermint Creams Recipe

  • 225g icing sugar
  • 4-6 tbsps sweetened condensed milk
  • a few drops of peppermint essence
  • a few drops of red food colouring (we actually used beetroot juice here as it makes such a pretty pink!)
  • 50g plain chocolate

How to Make Peppermint Creams

  1. Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl
  2. Add the condensed milk a little at a time, stirring until you have a crumbly but not sticky mixture
  3. Add a few drops of peppermint and a few of beetroot juice or food colouring
  4. Knead with your hands until your mixture is smooth (add a little more condensed milk if it’s too crumbly but don’t over do it or you’ll have a sticky mess!)
  5. Lightly dust your work surface with icing sugar and roll out your mixture until it’s about 5mm thick
  6. Cut into hearts shapes with a small heart shaped cutter
  7. Leave to dry on a piece of baking parchment

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Once they have dried, melt the chocolate in a small heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water (older children can do this themselves but an adult will need to help little ones).

Dip the bottom of each heart in the melted chocolate and leave to set on your baking parchment. Don’t they look pretty?!

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If you like this, you may also like these Valentine’s ideas from Thinly Spread!

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Fingerprint Hearts

Pom Pom Valentine’s Wreath

Savoury Pancakes for your Valentine

Thinly Spread is a family lifestyle blog featuring all the things we have loved, and still love, doing together as a family of six over the last 17 years. Do pop over and see what we get up to!

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  1. jenny paulin says:

    these are beautiful i have pinned them x

  2. @Goriami says:

    Love that these ones aren’t using raw eggs! And so so pretty! Will def have a go! X

  3. Carolin says:

    Absolutely gorgeous and so beautifully presented x

  4. Lindsey says:

    These are lovely – add a lovely extra touch to the plain hearts I had planned to do – how long will they take to dry (just for planning the activity with my little ones) ? :-)

  5. They didn’t take long at all, I’d allow a couple of hours to be on the safe side and turn them halfway through. Mine didn’t take that long but just to be sure!

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