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:

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

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

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  3. Yum! These are perfect for Easter :)

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  4. 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..

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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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. ♥♥♥

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

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  9. Those came out really cute. Thanks for the link.

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

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

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  12. 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!

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  13. I like the bold colors....

    You never cease to impress me, Ann!

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