Thursday, February 3, 2011

Handmade After Dinner Mints

When I was a little girl my mum sometimes gave me free range of the kitchen to create, bless her! I remembering discovering this recipe when I was about 10, and copied it into a journal so as never to forget it. I refused to part from it--these after dinner mints were such a hit in our house I remember mum had to hide them up in the cupboard! Nothing ever lasted long around our house.
Since then, the journal has disappeared and the recipe lost for many years. Recently I discovered it again! So, as never to lose it again, I spread the word of its goodness. Do not let it out of your sight!


1 egg white
340g icing sugar
peppermint essence
green food colouring
chocolate to dip

Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Whisk the egg white lightly in a bowl until it is throthy but not stiff.
Sift the icing sugar into the bowl, then stir it into the egg white with a wooden spoon until the mixture is stiff.
Knead in the peppermint essence. Put a few drops of green food colouring in and knead until combined. Roll the mixture into small balls and flatten onto the tray with a fork. Leave to set for 24 hours.
Melt chocolate when the peppermints are set and dip them in chocolate. YUM!

one bite and you'll be hooked forever!


  1. it looks so simple! That's what I love about your recipes.

  2. thanks Suzanne, its true...i dont like recipes that make your hair prematurely gray:) simple and easy, thats what i like! you should try these sometime:)

  3. I'm going to make these for my sister's 21st... how many does this recipe make? We are a big family! :)

  4. Hi ,
    Just loved your simple yummy reciepes...but since I'm a vegetarian can u suggest an substitute for eggs please....
    Thank you.

    1. hi there,
      i have googled some possible substitutes that are vegan friendly:) i have not tried these personally, but they are common substitutes so i hope you have success!

      1 egg = 2 Tbsp. water + 1 Tbsp. oil + 2 tsp. baking powder
      1 egg = 1 Tbsp. ground flax seed simmered in 3 Tbsp. water
      1 egg white = 1 Tbsp. plain agar powder dissolved in 1 Tbsp. water, whipped, chilled, and whipped again

      there are more substitutes, but they may alter the flavour. thanks for dropping by the blog, and good luck!


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