18 Dec 2011

Mint Kisses {Homemade Gift Idea}

These sweet little treats are fun to make and so moreish! Wrap them in a cute box and they make a lovely homemade gift.

  • 2, 5 cups [4 dl] icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup [1 dl] cold water
  • A few drops of vinegar
  • 10 drops of peppermint oil
  • 100 g dark chocolate
Mix icing sugar, water and vinegar in a pot, bring to boil and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
Check if it's ready by cooling a little bit of the mix in a glass of cold water, and then "roll" it between your fingers. If the mix becomes like a thread between your fingers it's done. Otherwise boil for a little longer.

When the mix is "thready" add the peppermint oil while stirring. Then let it cool down a little while continuing to stir. The mix should now be a white opaque colour.

Using two spoons, form small, round pastils on a sheet of baking paper. When the pastils have set, melt the chocolate and pour into a plastic bag. Cut a small hole in the bag and decorate each pastil. Let the chocolate set, and enjoy!


Unknown said...

Fab idea! I'm unsure why there needs to be vinegar in the mix though... Xo

Deer Little Fawn said...

Great idea! I might try these next year as a break from the gingerbread! They look nice :)

Lisa {A Piece of Lisa} said...

@Amy Yeah I know the vinegar seems a bit odd, but it has something to do with the acid. In Sweden we have a special thing we use and I found vinegar was the closest thing to it here! :)

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

This looks delicious! I love mint and chocolate together, and this looks like a great recipe!

Also I haven't been here since the layout changed a bit, looks very nice:)

Unknown said...

Oh I see! Fair enough! :) Thanks Lisa :) xo

cb said...

i love mint anything! they look really delicious! homemade yummies are always my favorite to receive.

Unknown said...

In reply to your comment - I did cry watching them so did my mum haha! It was so lovely because the woman looked so over the moon and proud :')

This sounds like such a good recipe! I'm trying to do more homemade goodies this Christmas :)


Anonymous said...

this is the kind of gift i would love to make but wont find the time… but i am sure i will get at least one of them from my best friend… :D love it...

Rin Dawson said...

Oh What a Beautiful Post (I must try those Kisses - there is nothing better than minty chocolate!) & Whimsical Blog - The prettiness made me dizzy!
Peace, Love & Happy Holidays - Rin @ www.paperedthoughts.blogspot.com

Me And My Sweets said...

Oh, I haven't made these since I was a little kid! They are truly delicious!!! This holiday it's all about chocolate for me:-)

Unknown said...

hi Lisa, I will try it as I find the mixture heavenly!!! a minty kiss!!

Val Artes Digitais said...

Oi amiga, achei seu blog lindo, já estou seguindo e sempre que puder passarei por aqui, trabalho com artesanato, venha conhecer meu trabalho ficarei muito feliz.


Bjs da Val

Angel said...

Hej där!
Allt bra idag? =)
Gott med julbak! :D

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