Minty Snowmen Recipe
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Minty Snowmen Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 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, yellow and/or purple liquid or gel food coloring
  • Colored sprinkles, nonpareils and cake decorator candies

Nutritional Facts

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


  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, corn syrup, extract and salt. Gradually stir in confectioners' sugar. Knead by hand for 1-2 minutes or until mixture becomes pliable.
  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 one-fourth of the log and set aside.
  3. For the snowmen's bodies, divide the remaining log into 8-9 pieces and roll into balls. For the snowmen's heads, divide the reserved dough into 8-9 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. Yield: 8-9 snowmen.
Originally published as Minty Snowmen in Taste of Home December/January 2002, p37

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btrbear1 User ID: 6608695 91366
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"We made these one year - my advice is - if you want more than the recipe will make, do it one batch at a time. When you increase the amounts, it becomes harder to work with. These are very tasty. We had a lot of fun doing these 11 years ago when our daughters were younger, now I get to do them with my grandsons."

saasnelson User ID: 3746340 58778
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"We made these for our "snow man party" and they were darling! We no longer use artificial food dyes, so if we do these again, we will have to do things a little differently. They are very tasty too. :)"

momjpom User ID: 5654158 58775
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011


rxlunatic User ID: 5224667 130638
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"THis is very easy to make and lots of fun. and the snowmen look so cute!"

mrex User ID: 5012778 34235
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"Ohmigosh, these little buggers are killer. The only problem I have is all of the alcohol in the peppermint extract-- if you're feeding them to little kids..."

nelldar09 User ID: 505378 76158
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"The are too adorable to eat. I have made them once, a little time consuming with all the coloring of dough, but well worth the effort."

Lippincott User ID: 2234505 98728
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"These are super cute but not delicious enough to compensate for the time used to make them. If you have all day and want to make an adorable treat for a party, go for it. If you are a busy mom with young kids and tons of baking to do for the holidays, skip these. If you do make them, you may want to use gloves to keep your hands from getting stained, and if you are in a dry climate keep the dough you are not working with covered to prevent it from drying out before it is shaped."

brenda_dykes User ID: 1325305 53088
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

"This is an especially cute item to do for decorations on cakes, etc. Just don't do what I did! I accidently used 1/2 tsp. mint flavoring (the concentrated kind for homemade hard candies!) Boy, were they strong!! (haha)"

sangeetaankaraju User ID: 3326423 58774
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2008

"This is a favorite with my kids and its wonderful and easy to make especially at Christmas."

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