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Strawberry Mints

Strawberry Mints are adorably pink candies you can make at home. These easy mints make a perfect gift or addition to any dessert table.

If you like mint candy recipes, make our Homemade Peppermint Patties next. You’ll love this Strawberry Shortcake Fudge too.

Easy Strawberry Mint Candies

Why This Recipe Works

These homemade mint candies look similar to those cream cheese mints you always see at weddings and baby showers. Only these are made without any cream cheese at all!

  • No special equipment required!
  • Buttery soft “melt in your mouth” texture.
  • Refreshing mint flavor with a hint of strawberry.
  • Beautiful pink color!

Ingredient Notes

You only need 5 simple ingredients for this Strawberry Mints recipe.

  • Corn syrup – We use light corn syrup in this recipe.
  • Butter- unsalted is our prefered choice.
  • Powdered sugar – Also called “confectioner’s sugar”, it’s combined with the corn syrup to create a soft sticky dough.
  • Mint extract – We use just a scant half a teaspoon to flavor these mints. Use pure mint extract, not imitation flavoring, for best results.
  • Strawberry gelatin powder – We added the powder right to the dough for the perfect strawberry flavor and pink color.

Tips and Tricks

  • The dough will be crumbly when you mix the ingredients together.
  • Use your hands to roll the dough into balls. The warmth of your hands will help the dough stay together.
  • Dip the fork in powdered sugar before using it to flatten the mints. This will help prevent the dough from sticking to the fork.
  • Let the Strawberry Mints set at room temperature for at least 3 hours before you eat them.
  • Give these as a gift or party favor in a cute jar with a ribbon. Wonderful for Valentine’s Day!
Easy Strawberry Mint Candies

Recipe FAQs

How do you store the mints?

You can store these at room temperature in an airtight container or in the fridge. They taste delicious chilled.

How can I make these mints with a different flavor?

Change up the flavor of these mints by swapping the Strawberry gelatin for a different flavor. You can use this recipe to make orange mints, cherry mints or any other flavor you like!

Can I use peppermint extract?

I don’t recommend peppermint extract for these mints. It’s more pronounced than pure mint extract and the sharper taste tends to make the mints taste like toothpaste!

What can I use instead of corn syrup in this recipe?

The corn syrup is essential for both the structure and sweetness of this mint recipe. It can be replaced with other liquid sweeteners with the same results.

For an equally delicious homemade strawberry treat without corn syrup, you might like this Strawberry Swirl Fudge instead!

More Homemade Candy Recipes

Yield: 30 candies

Strawberry Mints

Prep Time 15 minutes
Set Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Strawberry Mints are adorably pink candies you can make at home. These easy mints make a perfect gift or addition to any dessert table.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon mint extract
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • 3 ¾ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons strawberry gelatin powder

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, extract, corn syrup, sugar, and gelatin. The dough will be crumbly.
  2. Using your hands, pinch about 2 teaspoons of dough and work it into a ball. Place on parchment paper.
  3. Repeat until all dough has been rolled. Dip tines of fork in powdered sugar and flatten each mint with a fork.
  4. All the mints to set at room temperature for about 3 hours, to become firm.

Notes

  • Store in airtight container at room temperature. Or refrigerate and enjoy chilled.
  • The dough will be crumbly when you mix the ingredients together.
  • Use your hands to roll the dough into balls. The warmth of your hands will help the dough stay together.
  • Dip the fork in powdered sugar before using it to flatten the mints. This will help prevent the dough from sticking to the fork.
  • Let the Strawberry Mints set at room temperature for at least 3 hours before you eat them.
  • Give these as a gift or party favor in a cute jar with a ribbon. Wonderful for Valentine's Day!
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

30

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 0g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Homemade Strawberry Mints are soft, sweet and so pretty in pink!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on February 3, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. Love these. My Mom used to make green and red ones just like these at Christmas. Our job was pressing the fork into them : )

  2. So sweet, I love the idea of a touch of strawberry in there, and the pink colour is just a bonus 🙂

  3. What a fabulous idea using jello! I am so intrigued by the mint/strawberry flavor, must try these!

  4. I find it so amazing how jello can just make everything so much more interesting! Love mints… and this recipe! Pinning!

  5. These mints are so cute and perfect for gifting. I love that little jar – so simple and sweet.
    Pinned!

  6. These are so cute, Aimee! I have always had a soft spot for homemade mints like these. Pink just makes them even better!

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