Saturday, 21 April 2012

Making Peppermint Creams

We followed a recipe on the Steenbergs website to make Peppermint Creams.  You do not need many ingredients so its a really easy fun activity to do with children.

We needed 450g of icing sugar
125ml of condensed milk
A few drops of Steenbergs Organic Peppermint Extract
150g dark chocolate

Add the icing sugar and condensed milk and the Peppermint Extract together, and then knead until smooth.  If it is sticking to your hands then add more icing sugar, that saved the day for us but think youngest had been over generous with the extract.

Check the flavour and see if it is minty enough for your taste!  In our case it definitely was… but if not add a little bit more.  It goes surprisingly far so go easy on the extract.

Dust out some icing sugar and roll out your ball of minty sugary yummyness to about 5mm thickness or if you like thick Peppermint Creams knock yourself out.

Cut into shape (we used the top of an icing pipette which was just the right size for us).

Leave to dry, after a couple of hours melt the chocolate and dunk half the Peppermint Cream in to coat it.  Leave to set.

WARNING: Try not to let your youngest eat all the icing sugar/chocolate whilst he makes the Peppermint Creams.

These were delicious according to the boys.  They wanted to eat them all, but have managed to save some till tomorrow… a token few that survived the mass Peppermint Cream culling!


  1. you can also get lemon flavouring for those who don't like mint

  2. Ohh yummy!!! And so simple too! x

  3. The  condensed milk is a new idea for me. need to try it out soon.

  4. Ooooh, I used to make these when I was little.  Think we will definitely have to give them a go since my boys are always trying to eat things like play doh plasticine!!! :D (P.S. your boys are too cute and growing up so quickly x)

  5. These look yummy and fun to make

  6. My little girl has instructed me to get lots of icing sugar when I go shopping Lol x Wonder why?

  7. Looks like fun and a great way to spend a wet afternoon.

  8. I haven't had any of these since I made them at school in the 1980's! loved them then and may have to try them out and make them with my son. Great post, you have a lovely little helper

  9. Karen, I love these... I have been trying to get a recipe from my sister-in-law for 7 years who is keeping it as a trade secret lol I really love your blog, really great to see family interaction, my wife runs which is similiart in feel, glad to see we are not alone. Thanks for sharing.