Wednesday, April 12, 2017

It was mint to be

So those little baskets I showed you yesterday were supposed to have something put in the eggs. Turned out the eggs were a bit too small for what I had in mind. Out goes the eggs and a handmade treat went in to little snack sized baggies and stuffed in to the basket along with a couple other candies.

I found a recipe for pastel mint patties that sounded rather easy and I wanted to give them a try. I followed the recipe exactly although I used regular food coloring and not the more expensive gel or paste as recommended.  These are my mints.


When I made these I colored the yellow first and needed quite a bit to get the color. Next I did the pink and since I only had red I figured just a few drops would do it. I should have used way less on that. I probably could have gone less on the blue and green too. The other thing was the extract. I used peppermint and I only added 1 tsp. They do have a mint flavor to them but I think if I were to do them again I would add just a touch more for a stronger flavor.


15 comments:

Grace said...

Wow - all of the effort you put into these 'little' gifties. Your generosity and thoughtfulness is mind boggling!

Ginny Hartzler said...

These look like ones I make! Cream cheese? Your first attempt came out perfectly beautiful!!!

Duni said...

Yum! These are perfect for Easter :)

Sandra said...

they are really pretty and I am betting they taste good to.. I have never had homemade Easter candy and think it is a great idea..

Mildred said...

They look delicious. I'm taking a leave from blogging but want to wish you a very nice Easter.

SweetMarie said...

what a neat thing to make. the green is my favorite color, they're all so pretty and perfect for Easter. you're just having so much fun!
hugs,
Marie

Sandee said...

So cool. You are so crafty. I love all the pastels of Easter.

Have a fabulous day. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

Connie said...

I remember making those in Jr. High Homemec class. Please share your recipe:)

Debby@Just Breathe said...


Those came out really cute. Thanks for the link.

Pam Jackson said...

Perfect for Easter, the colors are great! Love it.

Ida said...

Very pretty. I made these mints made for the reception of my first wedding. They were easy to make and tasted pretty good.

Out on the prairie said...

Look real goodto me ,yum

BeadedTail said...

I agree with Grace, you are very generous! I haven't had homemade mints since my wedding a million years ago but I know I like them a lot!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Those are pretty & I bet tasty!

Lin said...

I like the bold colors....

You never cease to impress me, Ann!

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