Monday, March 10, 2014

DreaMint Candies

We have the individual candy molds used to make your own home made mints for a shower, birthday party, or specialty themed event. It's a very easy recipe and a very easy do-it-yourself candy. We also have the Lorann Oils to add as flavoring. With these molds, you can make fancy candies like a professional and most certainly impress your friends!
To make DreaMint Candies, cream 8 oz. of cream cheese and gradually add 2 lbs. of confectioner's sugar until well blended. You may use a heavy duty mixer to blend most of this, but the last 1/2 lb. or so of sugar will need to be mixed in by hand. Divide this mixture into 3 or 4 bowls. Add a few drops of flavoring oil and a few drops of food coloring (liquid or paste will do) until you have achieved the desired color and flavor. Flavor and color combinations might include: Peppermint mixed with green, lemon with yellow, strawberry or watermelon with pink.
Once the candy is fully blended, pinch a small piece of the mixture, roll it into a tiny ball, and then roll that ball in granulated sugar. Push the ball evenly into the candy mold. And then, immediately pop it out of the mold. Repeat this process until you have used all the candy. Store mints in a tightly covered container in the fridge, or freezer if you prefer.

These are candy shoes that I made for a themed event last summer. The roses and leaves are perfect for just about any party, and we have a nice assortment of other molds listed on our website. Follow this link and scroll to the bottom of the page to see the other molds that are available.
For a little variety, the candies can also be dipped in melted chocolate.


Julie said...

Loved this post! Twenty-two years ago, my mother-in-law made teal-colored, rose-shaped mints with this same recipe and molds as favors for our wedding. Thanks for helping me re-live a fun memory -

Marilyn Miller said...

What an utterly pretty idea for a tea plate. Your colors just remind me of spring time. You make it sounds so easy.

parTea lady said...

I have molds for baby showers and tea parties (teapots). I take the easy way out and use Candy Melts with liquid candy flavoring. Your mints look very pretty.

Angela McRae said...

Now that sounds like a recipe I could have success with! Thanks for sharing it!