Bakes, Chocolate, Small Treats

Button Peppermint Creams

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Welcome back! Want to make a sewing themed gift for a special someone but also want it to be edible? Look no further! Try our button shaped peppermint creams.

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What we’ll need:

  • 350g icing sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • Green food colouring
  • 150g dark chocolate
  • 1 large button (to make the imprint)

Let’s get started!

  1. In a large bowl, separate the egg so you are just left with the white. Using a whisk, beat the egg white until it’s frothy.

2. Now, sieve in your icing sugar. I added mine a little at a time which made it a lot easier to stir!

3. When the mixture starts to come together, add a few drops of food colouring and peppermint extract, then keep stirring until it looks like a ball.

4. Line a shallow baking tray with some baking paper.

5. Pinch off small pieces of the mixture and roll into a ball.

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6. Press the button facing downwards onto the centre on the ball until the shape is printed.

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7. Repeat this same step for the rest of the icing mixture and then cool in the fridge for an hour.

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8. Once the peppermint creams have firmed up in the fridge, melt the dark chocolate in a small bowl.

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9. Dip the peppermint cream into the chocolate so that it just covers the bottom half.

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10. When you have put chocolate on all of the creams, pop them back in the fridge until the chocolate is set.

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Now sit back and enjoy them! Or give them as a gift in a little tin or box. I hope you enjoy making these!

And you’re done! If you have a go don’t forget to share your makes with us on Instagram @aboxofbuttons or on Twitter @aBoxofButtons! See you next time!

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