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 Cards, Valentines 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
- Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl
- Add the condensed milk a little at a time, stirring until you have a crumbly but not sticky mixture
- Add a few drops of peppermint and a few of beetroot juice or food colouring
- 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!)
- Lightly dust your work surface with icing sugar and roll out your mixture until it’s about 5mm thick
- Cut into hearts shapes with a small heart shaped cutter
- Leave to dry on a piece of baking parchment
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?!
If you like this, you may also like these Valentine’s ideas from Thinly Spread!
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