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Minty Snowmen

Total Time

Prep: 50 min.

Makes

9 snowmen

Each year I choose a different decorating theme for my holiday kickoff party - last time it was snowmen and snowflakes. These cute little snowman mints were fun to make and drew lots of smiles. -Shelly Rynearson, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Minty Snowmen Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Red, green, blue and/or purple liquid or gel food coloring
  • Colored sprinkles, nonpareils and cake decorator candies

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, corn syrup, extract and salt. Gradually stir in confectioners' sugar. Knead by hand until mixture becomes pliable, 1-2 minutes.
  2. For each color of dough, combine 1 tablespoon of dough and food coloring; knead until blended. Leave remaining dough white. Roll white dough into a log; remove a fourth of the log and set aside.
  3. For the snowmen's bodies, divide the remaining log into 9 pieces and roll into balls. For the snowmen's heads, divide the reserved dough into 9 pieces and roll into balls. Stack 1 smaller ball on top of each larger ball.
  4. Use the colored dough to form hats, scarves and earmuffs as desired. Use candies to make eyes, noses and buttons.

Nutrition Facts

1 snowman: 80 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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