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Minty Snowmen

 Minty 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
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use the colored dough to form hats, scarves and earmuffs as desired.
  • Use candies to make eyes, noses and buttons. Yield: 8-9 snowmen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 80 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.